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This is the rumbelings I have heard about for Sunday.  Jake came home saying people at school were talking about a foot of snow for Sunday.  I don’t think that is true but we may see the first snow of the season on Sunday.  I am not counting the sleety icey rain we had the other day that drenched my laundry on the line

From the National Weather Service

ATTENTION WILL TURN TO THE COLD FRONT THAT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE
AREA ON SUNDAY. 850MB TEMPERATURES WILL PLUNGE THROUGH THE DAY
ON STRONG COLD ADVECTION. LATEST RUNS DIFFER ON THE EVOLUTION
OF THE COLDEST AIR AND HOW IT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA...BUT THAT SHOULD
MAKE LITTLE DIFFERENCE WITH WINDY CONDITIONS AND MORE THAN LIKELY
FALLING TEMPERATURES DURING THE DAY SUNDAY. WAY TOO EARLY TO ADD THAT
DETAIL IN THE FORECAST WITH THE FALLING TEMPERATURES. FOR SUNDAY
NIGHT...WINDS BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOWS ACROSS
VILAS COUNTY. COULD BE THE FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON
OVER THE NORTH. WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES SHOULD TEMPER SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS...SO ONLY EXPECT A COUPLE INCHES OF SNOW BETWEEN SUNDAY NIGHT
AND MONDAY NIGHT. HAVE TRENDED MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES DOWNWARD FOR
MONDAY AND TUESDAY BASED ON NEW RUNS TODAY.

I have a 50 -50 shot at this.  I think the Downey are smaller than the Hairy Woodpecker so my vote is a Downey Woodpicker on the Red Pine by Kaubashine.

Unloading the big pontoon boat

Unloading the big pontoon boat

Time to take out the pontoon boats a sure sign of the end of fall.  Beach chairs getting a ride up the hill.  Now the question of how good Craig is at parking the 34 foot trailer

Taking aim, the look of concentration

Taking aim, the look of concentration

How close is he going to get to the trees

How close is he going to get to the trees

Parallel parking in the volleyball court, making it through the trees to park for the winter

Close call on the maple tree

Close call on the maple tree

He made it

He made it

Done for the winter.  Only one more pontoon to pull out

I love rides anywhere you go

I love rides anywhere you go

Poe ready to ride anywhere that the wind blows his ears back. We headed out on the lake and he would not be left behind

Rob and Doug searching for the big fish

Rob and Doug searching for the big fish

We caught Rob and Doug out on the lake fishing for Crappie and Bass.

Alligator Snapper

Alligator Snapper

Spotted this 40 – 50 year old snapper on the shoreline looking for a winter den. The age of these old snappers is amazing they live almost as long as we do. We stayed a healthy distance from him.

To many turns and bumps, time to go in

To many turns and bumps, time to go in

Comment running through Poe’s head… The car is so much more comfortable and if you make one more hard turn the snack I had at Kaubashine may be coming up. Time to go in!

Grace and Rob from my previous post also sent me these awesome loons in the mist. They have lost their black and white look but you can’t tell from the pics. They should be heading out soon for the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks for sharing these great pics

Sunrise and ready for a boat ride

Sunrise and ready for a boat ride

I had some awesome pictures emailed in from Grace and Rob Spangler. I am splitting them up over 2 entries. The first one is sunrise pics over Lower Kaubashine. Enjoy, and thanks to Rob and Grace for getting up early for these pics

You think these were good pics wait til you see the loons in the mists as soon as I post them

Screen saver picture of the month

Screen saver picture of the month

Too much news over load today…. just put this picture on your desktop and gaze at it as things in New York do there thing. I took this picture this morning

Kaubashine and Shamrock among the color

Kaubashine and Shamrock among the color

Hope this lowered your stress level today.  Troy has put me on a CNN diet and I only watch when I know he is not coming in the front door.  Time to go out and enjoy the color and throw the quarterly statement in the garbage can

Well I have to give my tree whacker credit.  He apologized in person over the phone and is devastated over what he did when drinking too much.  He genuinely was shaken by understanding what he did.  I have to give him credit for calling back twice til he got me in person to apologize and that to me says he ment it.

I told him to read some of the comments on the blog from folks that stay in Restawhile to read how they felt about their piece of the Northwoods being disrepected and how outraged folks were.

He was genuinely sorry and has a date with me to dig up and replant trees around the cabin.  Some good will come from the situation and I think he learned a lesson.   I think back to mistakes we all made and the mistakes my kids will probably make and I hope if they do, they face up to it like this boy did and make amends, not just shove it off and make excuses.  I give his dad credit for teaching him that lesson.

We headed over to Eagle River for the last football game of the season. The refs were late, it was raining and we spent 3 hours huddled under an umbrella to get beaten twice. The high point of the day was to enjoy the drive over to Eagle River on Hwy J. I took pics while driving to show the beautiful color. Troy sat white knuckled on the curvy road while I negotiated the curves and took pics… Just one more picture….. Enjoy this driving tour through our windshield (which was not completly clean) down Hwy J