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Scenes from northern Wisconsin, summer 2017

More annual lakeside fun in the Northwoods

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

Last days on the lake

Summer 2017 -- so far we've been on our annual study tour with the Wisconsin Wetlands Association and hosted daughters Alison and Marlowe and their nuclear families on the lake. Now for a wrap-up of the seasonal photo dump.

This is really disgusting. But enthusiasts consider it the mark of a healthy wetland.

All to do with the food chain, evidently. And, eventually, waterbirds.

But there's still no way we're getting out of this boat.

A tree that came down on Mussent Point four or five years ago, not much left of it now

The gods are angry again.

Another disgustingly healthy wetland

We're just canvassing the little bays at the north end of the lake. Saying goodbye.

Birds in Art 2017

Birds in Art is a well-known annual exhibition, with submissions from all over the world and awards bestowed upon the best of them, held in the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin every September.

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 8 September 2017

Lined up for the opening of the doors, and the mad rush to get on line to pay a notable sum to snag one of the postcards created by this year's artists -- first come first served.

Bird art

Cousin Rob in a (gasp) elegant suit, and bird tie

A convivial occasion, with wine and canapés, for the viewing of the art, which is virtually impossible in the press of elbows

Oh, thank goodness.

A dancing iPhone on a Wausau street

Melvin on the loose

Melvin the Doge stalking his prey by the lake

Go for it.

Lying in wait

Will fish be next on his programme?

Exploring a little point near the canal bay

A narrow neck separating the back bay from the main lake

-- Wait for us here.

Surf's up on the main lake

The Wonders of Nature (in this case, lightning)

Up the hill to the west

Along the little point

Time to get on with things

From the point looking through the narrows into the bay with the canal in it

Half the forest is under the water

The main lake, with George's island and the State-Owned island in front of it, Adjidaumo on the right

The State-Owned Island

Like a pirate ship limping back into port

A perennial stand of grass on a reef near Raymond's island

We took some samples to show the experts, but they professed to be stumped.

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