Monday, September 14, 2009

come with me

on a boat ride...


these stairs are kind of a big deal at our cottage. there are a lot of them and the metal ones hurt...



i know this picture is pretty unimpressive, but i had to include the "water rises rapidly" sign. great, no?


this is hardy dam, on the little muskegon river. we used to go camping on the body of water that is on top of this dam. does that even make sense?

the first tree to turn.

we investigated a new waterfall/stream. there are lots of them along the river, all spring fed, but we've only really gone to two of them. so, we tried a new one.


the woods in this area are so beautiful. these big areas on the side of the river are mostly untouched. eric found this cool mushroom. thinking of you, lisa!

we have to park the boat before it gets too shallow. part of this process includes my dad running to the back of the boat and lifting of the motor so the propeller isn't damaged by the sand. very thrilling.

eric and i are pretty sure that this is a wood anemone. it was growing out of a stump in the water. i love that purple grass, too.

i think i like this stream...


this is fish head shanty. when my dad was younger, his grandparents had a cottage on this river. i'm pretty sure it was the owners who nailed all of the heads of the fish they caught onto it. sounds pretty gross, but i also think it's pretty cool. there are no more fish heads, and it's falling into the river, but it's still there.

the water...

6 comments:

Carlene said...

This looks so great! I miss cabins-by-lakes. I love the water close-ups, and I WANNA SEE FISH HEADS. I feel cheated.

Brittany Noel said...

I know! I wish there were fish heads still, too. My dad said they used to spread the gills and nail them up. Sounds like it would look pretty cool!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

So beautiful. Thanks for the lovely boat ride!

Brittany Noel said...

Isn't it gorgeous up there?! I wish I could bring all my friends :)

Claire said...

Thanks for taking us readers along for the ride...I've been dreaming of a boat ride latety =)

Brittany Noel said...

Hi Claire! I'm glad you could kind of so on one vicariously with my post :) Your blog is great! I love the honey bears especially. Just be careful of how many times you reuse them before you recycle them. The plastic breaks down a little more with each use and leaches more toxins, such as BPA. Just like how they tell you not to reuse plastic water bottles.... Just to throw it out there :)

I love the icing idea though!!