Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Big Things....

We decided to take a day-trip to McCall, which is about two hours north of Boise. It's my Hubby's old stomping ground after he moved to Idaho from Wisconsin. McCall's Payette Lake has its own "Loch Ness Monster" -- "Sharlie." Hubby thinks he's a big sturgeon, which would still be fun. During pioneer days, whole teams of horses or mules were needed to pull out the enormous sturgeon in Idaho's lakes, and maybe (fingers crossed) a big one managed to escape that fate!

We rode up with two friends of ours, who also ride Harleys, and had a terrific time. We had to get Hubby outta the house -- the motherboard to his computer is acting up and well...sometimes the only cure for frustration is to just get away for awhile! We went to lunch at one of our fave places there (they have a good porter!):

And though it was a bit of an overcast day, I still got some good shots from the North Shore of Payette Lake:

This big stump was so fascinating and pretty.

This was so cool -- this exposed root system...

Here's more -- look at those interlaced roots! I expected this tree to start walking on them, wading out in the water for a quick dip!

This stump swayed back and forth in the tide, and I imagined it to be the big prickly spines of some unknown sea animal as he broke the surface momentarily -- maybe Sharlie!

This stump just looked so odd out there in the water -- I wonder what his story is?

Today I'm working more on The Boat and on the mini stock horse. As for the latter, he's currently on his back with his legs in the air. His foreleg epoxy is "resting" a bit before I tweak it more. It's a beautiful day, but Mr. Stocky has captured my attention...

"An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they chose him and is usually too busy to wonder why." ~ William Faulkner

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