This shot was taken at the top of Manido Falls in the Porcupine Mountains WIlderness. It is puzzling that the unidentified animal tracks go right to the water's edge. There is no way that animal or human could enter that current without be swept over the falls to certain death. But on second look, you can see the continuation of said tracks on the small ice island about six feet further. Perhaps a very stellar and lucky jump? The natural world is always presenting me with fascination here in the Northwoods. A patient who traps, caught a Coywolf in one of his sets last weekend-a cross between our Eastern Coyote and Grey Wolf. From his pictures and description, the same coloring as our coyotes, but substantially larger (but of course, not as large as the wolf and with the narrow and long snoot of the coyote). As if we don't have enough deer predators as it is.
Almost 0600 and finishing my second cup of coffee and thinking about getting a cold ass going out to feed the wood boiler. 30 mph winds all day yesterday and still howling. Looks like an additional six inches of snow to deal with when I get home this evening. Back to a traditional winter.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault