Last evening I submitted six images for competition in the Lake Superior Magazine 21st Annual Photo Competition, the winners to be published in a special March 2016 edition. I was published in this contest a number of years ago with an image from Little Girl's Point. The days are noticeably shorter each week with the pellet stove running whenever I am home. The wood boiler will be started when the night temps begin to get into the 20's consistently. Received some pics and text messages from my friend, Tom, who had a successful wild boar hunt down in Alabama and is now Elk hunting in New Mexico. He deserves a break from building their spacious and beautiful log home in Trout Creek, which has been an ongoing project for a half dozen years, bit at a time. The Husqvarna 450 Rancher chainsaw is back from the repair shop and ready to return to Tom's to continue cutting up the semi-load of 8 ft. logs we ordered last winter. The above image was made about five years ago, facing East, from the top of Wolf Mountain, east of Wakefield and near the Little Presque Isle River. I was attracted to the contrast between the few aspen with remaining leaves, cast randomly among a far reaching expanse of barren forest. My grandson likes to show me up and RUN up the mountain with Benny, while papa huffs along at a more tolerable pace.