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Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:59 pm ]
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My good friends from two doors down bought some land a couple of years ago and have been pestering me to come look at it with them. I finally took the kids and went Saturday.

There's no road to the land yet. I had to drive around this cornfield, hugging the tree line.
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When I got there, they told me some folks had gone out to the "Point. Ya gotta go see the Point." They told me which direction to go, and the girls and I walked through the woods to the "Point."

It's hard to capture with one shot, but you can see down in three directions from up here.
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The La Moine river was tantalizingly visible from the Point.
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I wanted to go join the others down by the river, but here's the slope you have to traverse.
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Not to be daunted, I took the kids back to the picnic area, left them with friends, went back to the Point and began the long slide down.

First you come to this dry little tributary.
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There was a way to go yet, and I got this far when I heard voices coming up from the river:
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The neighbor was making some comment about what he was going to do to take care of the next hunter he saw around there. I was wearing the traditional hunter's orange :shock: , so I headed back up the steep slope to safety.
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Back to the picnic!
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So tantalizingly close to the river!! I knew there were great pics to be had down there, so I went back after supper.


Ahh!!! That's the good stuff.
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A beaver family has been busy here.
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Apparently the beavers don't mind using human junk.
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Walked further down the river.
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Found more evidence of beaver presence.
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Beaver pawprints in the mud!
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A beaver with an artistic flare?
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And I found this little gem.
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Author:  Judy K [ Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:27 pm ]
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It took forever to load all the pictures, but it was well worth it. Loved "going along" on your expedition. Great pictures, especially the 14th (I think) shot of the curve in a lazy river. The flower, a red trillium called 'wake robin' in our area, is fairly rare here. We have a lot of white trilliums, which have a larger flower.

Thanks for sharing your day, Connie.

:)

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:36 pm ]
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Thanks Connie. It really felt like I was there. THANNNNNNNNNNK YOU!

Author:  mutepointe [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:18 pm ]
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i used to have a place like that to go to. the river/creek was great. since there are beavers, i'm guessing the water is clean enough to swim and fish in. treat these friends nicely.

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