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Friday, October 8, 2010

Did A Sub Job Today So Had Time To Think About What A Lame Game Baseball Has Become Since The Powers That Be Insist On Behaving As If It Were A Hundred Years Ago. Short Version - The Umpiring Sucks, The Game Needs Instant Replay

Frankly, my dear, I just don't give much of a damn for baseball.  The mere fact that they are stuck way in the past is enough for me to not give much of a damn even if Bud Selig looked like Vivien Leigh.  On to the pics.  Oh, yeah, if you want the pics bigger, well, CLICK 'EM TO BIG 'EM.

This is my brother-in-law doing what his family does best - helping me out regarding any, & I mean any, carpentry related endeavors.  We needed to put a new roof on our sauna.  I'll have an updated photo soon.  The back side of the bathhouse, the one you can't see in this view, is finished, more of less, i.e., the metal is on.  I'm in the process of planing some cedar down to use on the underside of the eaves & for some siding on the sides.  It's going to be great.  Then all I have to do is do a bit of rearranging the hot room, put in some vapor resistant lighting inside, & make the door a bit bigger.  

I just love swans, particularly indigenous swans, not the lousy mute variety which were imported from England or somewhere.  These birds were enjoying themselves a bit east of the Crex Meadows Wildlife Area.

More of the lovely curved neck swans.  They are just so erotic.  

This is a Common Goldeneye flying toward Lake Superior at what we call Long Bridge, which is just west of Ashland, Wisco & just west of Short Bridge.    I'd guess this duck is about 100 yards south of the lake.  Goldeneyes are the most frustrating ducks to hunt, since you can hear them flying, they whistle, & they usually hit the water just outside your farthest set of decoys.  

Black phase gray squirrel showing me what he thinks of me.  I find the black just gorgeous - lustrous.  I want to kill the bugger so I can use the tail & fur for tying some flies - like a wooly bugger - I'd dub the fur, after I chopped it up in a coffee grinder, one Mrs. coldH2Owi or The Darling Daughter won't find or if they do they won't mind, & then wind a nice saddle hackle through the body.  Alas, there will be no shooting of this or any other gray squirrel, since they are actually a bit rare around here.  Red squirrels however....

This is a picture of a Brunsweiler River Bald Eagle.  This bird was eyeballing the river for lunch.  I was able to get several shots before he/she flew off upstream.  I wish I had a longer lens, but you've heard that story before.

& now The Daily Doe.  This deer is presently living along County Highway E in Bayfield Country, Wisco.


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