Monday, July 4, 2011

A few perfect Minnesota Summer days

It finally arrived - our perfect weekend of Minnesota summer. We'll take a little more of this, thank you.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ping pong Egyptian style

While I may have had to trade the lake for the sea and the lawn for the sand, at least I have found one thing to keep me feeling at home this summer...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

From Mothers Day weekend

Here's a quick jump back to Mothers Day weekend. Three stooges reflected in Eagle Lake, many stooges enjoying the new deck, and Sarah holds her annual Hummel gift from Doug. Can you name who the figure resembles?

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Swimmers

Not only did they swim in 60-degree lake water, Sara and Ted looked darn good while doing so. Should you be interested, Ted's pink and yellow floral swim cap IS available for rental use.

Tanner catches the BIG one and Lily sees her catch get away

Tanner caught the Memorial Day biggest crappie of all time!!! (see below) Lily hooked a giant 10-pound something-or-other, but it snapped the line. (see Jones family in boat pic) We can only wonder. Perhaps it was a rainbow fairy fish called out by the magical songs of Evie. Aidan caught a massive northern pike and found it extremely slimy as he threw it back into the lake. Lily wins the prize for most exuberant return of a fish to water.

Memorial Day Nature

Since I took 1,525 photos over Memorial Day weekend, I'll try to split a few up by post. Here we have Mother Nature--a trillium on its way to turning pink and a loon stretching its wings. I also spotted a single yellow lady slipper in bloom by the shoreline, but nowhere else.

The next posts will show the extremely active wildlife at Eagle Lake. Animals that usually only surface on the weekends.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Breaking news! New fungus discovered at Eagle Lake!

Whilst on my morning shroom hunt at the cabin today, I noticed this beautiful creature. The Googles told me that she's a Geastrum saccatum or Earthstar. Sarah and I were excited by the discovery, but I did find out that these fungi are pretty common in coniferous areas. We'll ask the Hawthorne resident mycologist for more information and get back to you with further details. Post by Courtney