Friday, July 30, 2010

Blueberries For Sal

I recently discovered that the sunny slopes of many small islands in Voyageurs National Park are covered with blueberries and raspberries.  My multi-talented friend Kerry and I spent an afternoon harvesting (and eating) these blue orbs. As I climbed along the rocky inclines and searched the forest floors I was reminded of a favorite children's book:  'Blueberries For Sal', by Robert McCloskey.  Although probably better known for his 1942 Caldecott Medal winning book 'Make Way For Ducklings', I've always prefered this loving story of irrepressible curiosity and adventure....
The blueberries did make it back in my dayhatch (kayak) and made a delightful summer pie. :)


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Voyageurs National Park


Thunderstorms, Beaver,Otter (my favorite!), Campfires, Kayaking, and - of course, wonderful friends....

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Iowa Games - Racing Canoe and Kayak 2010

                                                          

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                                      Twenty seven kayak rolls in 1 minute.
Whitewater, Racing Sea Kayaks and Canoes, and Recreational Boats - all colorful, and accompanied by paddlers with smiling faces (albeit often wet).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Full Moon Photography

Teamwork: Jeff White-photographer; Diane-photoshop; David-manpower; Piper-project manager; Gary-Buddha; Rick, Chris, Cindy, Don, Jim, Steve-collaborators.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Self Rescues

Wednesday Evening Antics

Gridlocked

I knew it - proof, that sometimes you have to break the rules or you'll just STOP..... :)