A cold Fall day in the Western U.P. When all the Holiday gas stations begin offering apples, carrots, etc for deer feed, you know it is serious about Fall and the approaching 11/15 opener for whitetail deer (rifle). We prefer getting business taken care of during archery season, as it is more sporting and there is much less competition. I sat in the blind this evening until I could not see the reticles in the scope of the crossbow any longer. One beautiful yearling doe ate corn without a worry in the world. When you spend hours in a deer blind, you become familiar with all the discriminate cues of the animal kingdom. Just before she walked out of the woods and into the runway, all the Blue Jays, Juncos (yes they are back from the Artic), and Purple Finches scattered from the corn pile. If you are the hunter, a signal to get the bow on the tripod and get ready. No antlers this time. Finished putting the lawn furniture from the patio away today and am yet faced with the laborious task of taking down 17 perennial beds. Far more fun to take the cameras in the woods. Heading to the Sturgeon River in the morning and Jumbo Falls and Agate Falls on the way back. Have a good Sunday.
"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." Paul McCartney