Early Fall Color and Other Scenes From Wisconsin
We stayed at a cabin on Loon Lake owned by our friends Bob and Wendy.
There was a wonderful small dock jutting into the water,
It was perfect for gazing at reflections in the water …
Not to mention reading, stargazing, and listening to the loons.
Judy really enjoyed hanging out on the dock. You can see how the water level was unusually high due to all the rains.
There was a canoe at the cabin and Danny and Judy took it out on the lake.
They got all the way out there and back without falling into the water.
We were there for the very beginning of fall color. Most of the color was from the maples.
But there was also lots of sumac.
And a bit of oak.
On our last day at the cabin Bob and Wendy arrived and we helped them bring the dock in for the winter. The disassembled wooden sections were unusually heavy because they were soaked by the high water levels.
The last stage of bringing in the dock was rolling in the metal frame. Wendy provided essential encouragement.
After finishing up with the dock, we drove back to St. Paul to drop off David. The next day Judy, Danny and I made the long drive back to Chicago. We did stop at the Norske Nook in Osseo, Wisconsin, for some pie. If you ever have to drive on I-90 from Chicago to Minnesota, I highly recommend you make a stop. Danny bought a whole chocolate cream pie to bring back to his girlfriend.
Next post: fall planting!