Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011
Today we caught the 9:10 a.m. ferry, but it left early with two big trucks full of logs joining us. It was headed back to the island right away to pick up a gas truck, which always rides by itself. A large ship had just passed through heading downbound toward Detroit. The Detour Light is just to the ship's right. We drove to the Soo to shop. It poured when we were in K-Mart, and we were stuck there for a while. The Quarry is Drummond Dolomite.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011
This morning we went on a 14 mile bike ride. Now John is solo canoeing out in front of the cabin.
Pictures: John, shoreline in front of the cabin, Brook Lobelia:

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August 13, 2011
For those who might be interested:

Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)


Identification: Tree Frogs come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Some maybe be gray in color with little color, and other can be gray and bright green in color. They are a tree frog so they have large sticky toe pads which help them grip to trees and aid in climbing. the underside of the legs are usualy yellow in color. Can usually be heard at night in wooded areas calling. Adult size is 1-2 inches.Habitat: Woodlands, marshes, and swamps where standing trees are found. .Diet: Tree Frogs usually prey on tree dwelling insects.These frogs are breeders on warm, rainy summer nights. Their call is a short musical trill which lasts two or three seconds.

Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011
Today this little Tree Frog was trying to help John paint the front window. He pretty much hung around all day. Found him sleeping on the deck on the lawn chair arm when we came home from our bike ride. Note the color difference. The sun was on him in the bottom four pictures, but not in the top three.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 6, 2011 Bond Falls, Upper Peninsula Michigan north of Watersmeet. The river is the Middle Branch of the Ontonogon River and empties into Lake Superior at the town of Ontonogon.

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011 pictures
National Buffalo Museum, White Cloud, Giant Buffalo, Louis L'Amour, Prairie School and Church, Paul Bunyan, Mississippi River, Scenes from bridge in Duluth, Giant Perch.