The damn bear came and raided my bird feeders again last night. Two of the shepherd’s hooks are bent down to the ground and things are scattered around. I don’t know why, but none of my cam captured anything. I took a snap-shot of the scene with one of the cams, but that’s all I have. Eli has been busy sniffing around the feeders with all the fresh smell of bear.
Update: Cleaned up stuff and bent the shepherd hooks back into shape. But why, why does he feel the need to always take one feeder with him. This time it was a nice glass and metal feeder. Funny thing though, the hummingbird feeders were empty, but still hanging. He must have stood there on his hind feet sucking on the things.
Yesterday, 08/12/19, quite a large cliff sheer happened along Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore. Rarely caught on film, this one was by a couple guys flying a drone. This is at a section where the cliff is about 200 feet high. Watch until the end of the video, there are kayakers that were mighty close. I watched on the news where they interviewed one of the kayakers, and he said he will never be that close to the cliff again.
Just mowed part of the front, about 2,000 Square Feet is all, but it’s getting to the point that I’m having a really hard time mowing that little bit. My right hip doesn’t want to work well and is extremely painful. The thing is, is that it only really hurts when walking on flat land. I haven’t been able to mow the rest of the yard in a long time, only to make a path back to where Griz is. The back of the house has trees starting and the weeds are thigh high.
I’m still missing Grizwald big time, and so is Eli. Eli has never stuck so close to me at all times as he does now. We walk by Griz’s grave and Eli always stops a looks. We walked by today and there’s a single milkweed plant growing and on the plant there was a monarch butterfly caterpillar. Griz always liked butterflies. Made me cry.
Headed out early this morning for a drive around the Keweenaw. As I got closer to Houghton it became quite foggy, and the fog didn’t let up fully until I reached Lac La Belle. Along the way I saw a two-track that looked interesting, it went along side Thayer Lake, but right after a bridge crossing a river there was a sign that read “Road Closed”. Bummer! So I carried on toward Gay and up the coast. I stopped at one of the roadside places to get some photos of the fog along the shore and to let Eli out for a bit. Eli really enjoyed walking and exploring the shore on his own. I also went out toward Smith Fisheries Road to get some Lupine seeds. Then up to Copper Harbor and did a quick loop through town and then up to Brockway Mountain. I can back down the same way as up because I wanted to drive along the west shore of the Keweenaw, I just love it through there. I stopped at a spot close to the shore and we got out for a walk about on the rocks. At this same spot there was a bench, I sat there for about 45 minutes just enjoying the bug free cool breeze on the shore of Lake Superior. After that, drove on home.
I’m posting this privately to keep record for myself. I guess all my posts will be this way from here on. I feel really sad.
Brunette Park – Eastern Keweenaw with a bit of fog.
View From Brockway Mountain
Spot Where The Bench Was
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Helen Keller