July 31, 2015

The neutering of the town pond goes down.


And it gives me the willies almost on a primordial level.

The south shore of the north old clay pit has been stripped, scaped and cleaned. Then soil and gravel was and is being back-filled on the bank.


The brush and trees scaped...

July 30, 2015

Because of all the rain in northern Indiana this summer, there are various restrictions, in various stages of enforcement.


Due to that the Indiana Department of Natureal Resources started a boating advisory page.


Click here for it.


And enjoy Mighty Mouse below.



July 28, 2015

The first rabbit bolted from the bur oaks a street over and into the parking lot of the bus barn downtown. As we turned down the alley behind the bus barn, two more young rabbits sat around hoping not to be seen.

I credit the weather with the plethora of rabbits. We hav...

July 24, 2015

The scum thickens, now that the historic rains of June and July seemed to have finally moved out, on the town pond.

Apparently, I am not the only one noticing this. There were lines in the scum on both old clay pits, the kind of lines that are made by somebody working a...

July 21, 2015

I don't think it is an accident that eddyline kayaks (the lower case is the case in both words) took both best of show in boat and overall with its C-135 YakAttack Edition.

The YouTube video is from YakAttack.com.


Kayaks are the cutting edge in fishing right now.


I put...

July 19, 2015

OK, maybe as an outdoorsman I should not be talking about anybody else's obsession, but I can't help myself.


Last night, we went out for pizza (let somebody else heat up their place with the oven). As we crossed the rail tracks heading out of town, we spotted three guy...

July 17, 2015

You got to move it, move it.

The black bear that has been wandering around northwest Indiana will be trapped and moved.


And it has been wandering.


As many people have noted in recent weeks.




Faithful follower David Martin Repya sent the photo above of a bear print outs...

July 12, 2015

Oh, trust me, I will eventually get back to the jackasses that left the bait box.


But let's start off more righteously on a Sunday morning.


Heard the first cardinal I have heard in a while when Lady, our family's mutt, and I rambled off into the dawn.


Not that you coul...

July 9, 2015

The skamania are coming in and aptly enough Skamania Mania is on for this weekend at Michigan City, Ind.


The photo is Jacob Gurney, the 2014 winner with his 13-pound, 12-ounce steelhead. 


Here are the basics from Mike McKee and some tangential comments related to the a...

July 3, 2015

Michael Lewandowski will have an exhibit of his photography at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street.


Lew Shots Photography ``Random Shots'' will run through August. It was put up this week.


I came to Lew Shots, the photography of Lewandowski, a boilermkaer, bec...

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