It's hard to believe that a few weeks have already passed since our TX trip but it has. We still hadn't fished so we took a day off from catching up with the weedy gardens and decided to ' wet a line.' Down the steep steps to the shoreline of Crowley Dam we went, only to be terrorized by the mosquitoes~and were they ever vicious. No one was having any luck along the dam,
so we moved down the river further to Mom & Dad's old fishin' hole to see if we'd have any better luck. Well, the mosquitoes were so large, we could see the wood ticks catching rides on their backs. Mercy, they were terrible and biting hard...the mosquitoes, that is!
Finally, a couple lines wiggled enough to create a little excitement for the Texans. One small catfish, one small bass, both CAR's (Catch and Release). They let them go to grow up as big as their Grandpa's...maybe next year they will be keepers.
The Bald Eagle across the river in the tree top kept an
' eagle eye ' on the lines as well, in hopes of an easy meal.
The mosquitoes began to die down now that we had the long grasses trampled which stirred them up so awful when we first arrived. The crew decided they would hold out til sunset, never another wiggle tho.
It was still as it should be, with good conversation, good folks, relaxing and fun and jokes to pass the time on a beautiful afternoon. What more could we ask for really, except~
a breath-taking sunset on the Flambeau River where we all learned to fish as kids with our folks. Life is good~
thanks to God above.
It's time to get back in the gardens but ~ now, about all the rain, Lord, we sure could use some warm sunshine to dry out the gardens enough to weed them. I know You're on top of things and I thank You for all your love and patience with me. I can always depend on Your tender love to get me through Your training program in my life while I whip around like a cane of climbing roses in the wind about to break. As I get back on my knees to weed, I will remember how personal and humble a chore that is. I'm reminded of how praying maintains my personal relationship with You. ... Amen