Photo Essay

A September Day

The End of a perfect Day

September 10th, our neighbor Dennis invited my husband Dorsey and me to go with him to a Tractor/ Truck pull where his son would be driving his truck at the event in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin ...We started out at 8:00 AM in the morning and stopped at the TL Casino for a good buffet breakfast.. None of us are in the habit of gambling, but I did ask the manager who we talked to if I could be allowed to shoot pictures of the brightly lit machines.He said no, because the security guards would be all over me. When in doubt always ask and glad that I did.

Since there was time to kill (the tractor/truck pull wouldn't start until 1:00 PM) our neighbor decided it would be fun to go fishing...I don't have a fishing license but the two men got out the fishing gear and stood on the deck while I shot pictures...It was windy and the waves were gushing forth when suddenly the bucket with the bait inside blew over the edge of the dock into the water...the two men were able to snag the pail and the bait with their poles but it wasn't easy ..My husband went over to another side of the lake and finally snagged the bait container which blew over his direction from the waves. The worms were submerged in water but the cover stayed on miraculously and they were good to go for the next round. However there were no fish caught on the first round:)

It was next time to go to the Tractor/truck pull where we spent a few hours on the bleachers listening to the roar of the engines, while smoke and dust filled the air and lungs..We didn't stay through the whole program as Dennis thought it would be fun to go fishing again, only this time in Amery, Wisconsin at Apple River. I think I enjoyed that part of the trip the most . One side of the river was calm and the other side had a dam with a waterfalls that was rippling and splashing through the river, where across was the remains of an old Grist mill that later became a feed mill. I would have loved to have shot more pictures there, but by this time both my batteries I brought along were going dead from shooting so many pictures earlier in the day. (I am including a picture of sunfish that were caught earlier in the week because I didn't have enough battery power to shoot the fish they caught on the 10th. The men got the amount of sunfish they each wanted at Apple River without the wind blowing the pail and bait overboard in the river this time ...All is well that ends well with the exception of a few snags between to end the perfect day..

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8 responses

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey said (13 Sep 2016):

    A day fishing is a day well spent! I enjoyed your essay Andrea, it was well written and photographed.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (13 Sep 2016):

    I agree with what Fred Moskey said and I also enjoyed your essay Andrea, it was well written and photographed and I voted for it to be Story of the Week.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (15 Sep 2016):

    Fred beat me to the nomination...fantastic narrative and fun!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (15 Sep 2016):

    Excellent!! great fishing day....well done Andrea!! My vote

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (26 Sep 2016):

    Thank you for your comments, views and votes. A special thanks to Fred Moskey for the nomination on 9/13/2016 and thanks also
    to Andrew Dutton for the nomination on 9/26/2016...Appreciated!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Oct 2016):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Judith Hays

    Judith Hays   said (19 Oct 2016):

    Sounds like a delightful day - even with the 'few snags' :-) :-) Great photos and article!

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (21 Oct 2016):

    Wonderful article, got my vote

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