Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fishing White Pelicans

One of the prettiest sites every summer at Beaver Dam Lake are the white pelicans. Groups of them glide across the sky or swim in the lake. Normally, they don't hang out in the bay where we are located. A few weeks ago, the DNR stocked the lake with some little fish from the pier at the park. Since then, the pelicans have been hanging around our bay and filling up on fish. I sure enjoy watching them.

There are also some beautiful lily pads growing in the bay. However, if you look closely, you can see the blue algae at the top of the picture. It's a pretty color, but dangerous to touch.

Things have been going well at the park. After the excitement on Memorial Day weekend; we've been quite busy, but people are behaving.  We have been full or near full every weekend. Even during the week, we've had a handful of campers every night. It looks like we might have a repeat of our record breaking summer last year.

Monday night was another full moon. I don't know what it is about a full moon, but they enchant me. This one was called the strawberry moon because it happens in June during strawberry season. It also happened to occur on the summer solstice. The news people said that only happens about every 70 years, so this will probably be the only time we witness that event. Of course, I needed a picture to document it. My camera doesn't do moon shots very well. It only has a 12x zoom. I've ordered a new camera with a 30x zoom, so I'm anxious to see how that works.

Our 39th wedding anniversary was on June 11th, which was a Saturday. Since I was working, we just enjoyed the weather and sat outside most of the day. On Sunday we celebrated by going out to dinner. 

I hope everyone enjoyed their Father's Day weekend. We didn't do anything special. Kevin heard from both boys, and we just sat around and relaxed. Eric is coming this weekend to celebrate with us. I'm looking forward to having him here for a few days.

We had a very pleasant surprise on Monday afternoon. Our friends Dave and Judy stopped by for a few hours to visit us. We haven't seen them since last year, so it was great catching up and seeing them again!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!