Thursday, September 10, 2015

Family, Fawn, and Fish

Helena, MT  High 78  Low 43

My great niece Tara Jo brought her significant other, Eric, and their son, Emmett, to visit. Emmett is such a sweetie but I have forgotten how much energy it takes to keep up with a toddler.

Tara and Eric


Emmett – why do they love those boxes? (he was in constant motion, so it was hard to get a clear picture)



We had a wonderful visit and hope we get to see them again before we head out.

This fawn’s mother must have told him/her to stay put because he stayed in that spot for an entire day. If we got too close (when Jim got out of the truck he was really close to the fawn) he would get up and move to the other side of the bush. As soon as we moved further away he came right back and laid down. I was worried about him because I thought maybe his mom had gotten hit by a car and killed but I read that they will leave the fawns for up to eight hours while they are out eating. He was gone when we got up the next morning so I sure hope mom came and got him.

baby deer1

Jim has been fishing every day and he’s even caught a couple of walleye. Nothing big enough to keep though. He went to Canyon Ferry on Tuesday but he said there was a lot of green algae covering the lake because it is turning over. Did you know that lake’s turn over? I sure didn’t but they do. Had to Google it to find out more about it. So he’s been fishing at Hauser Dam.

I was a little concerned about him fishing at Hauser because we had a manhunt underway for a murder suspect in that same area. He was considered armed and dangerous. So I worry. But they were able to apprehend him yesterday so I can quit worrying about that.

The weather has been beautiful. No smoke in the air. But a cold front is going to move through Monday and our highs are going to be in the low 60’s with rain.


  1. That little guy is really cute.

    The fawn is cute also.

  2. I'm sorry we didn't get a photo of the giant walleye in Port Clinton that they drop at New's Year.

    It's in the 60's here but dry.

  3. I don't really want a cold front to move through but would like a no-humidity front to head this way. I'm not sure there is such a thing but it sure is needed.

    We have kids when we're young for a reason.

  4. Sp nice o visit with family.
    And great that Jim can get some fishing in as well.

  5. There's nothing cuter than a 2-year old, but they never stop moving, do they. A little old thing like a manhunt wouldn't stop a true fisherman, but I'm glad Jim didn't get in harm's way!

  6. First time I ever heard the phrase "lake is turning over" was when we lived in Burlington Vermont and Lake Champlain had algea all over it too. Never swam in the lake again!!

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  9. Seems late in the year for a fawn. Hope he survives. Now I'm going to have to Google 'lake turn over '

  10. Only is our kids would listen that well...hehe

    Good luck, Jim. Hope you catch something big enough to get a photo of and to eat!

  11. Sounds like you and Jim are enjoying the cooler weather. I sure would love some 60 degree temps and no stinkin humidity

  12. We've been enjoying the fawns that are here on the Navy Base campground, it's a protected area and no hunting, so they are safe.


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