Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday, in the park....

Saturday in the park
You'd think it was the fourth of july

People talking, really smiling
A man playing guitar
Singing for us all...
-From the song: Saturday in the Park by Chicago

Do you remember that song? I'm probably dating myself here... Anyways, Greg and I love to visit the parks near our cabin. There's this small one in the city of Grayling, site of one of the largest canoe races in N. America. It's located right on the Ausable River.


Here's what it looks like right now...





And this is what it'll look like this winter! Hard to believe, huh?






Okay, sorry I scared you with that early winter scene! Back to present time. Here is Greg and Scout checking out the river from the bridge.





Look how fast that water is moving! There's over 180 miles of Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing here. Michiganders refer to it as the Holy Waters. Recently Forbes magazine named Grayling to their Top 10 List of Top Trout Fishing Towns.


Greg is a big fisherman and taught me to fly fish during our "courting" years. I think it cemented the deal for him to marry me once I was able to tie my own fly and cast my own rod. (But I'd make him take the fish off for me of course. No way was I touching that slimey fish! Ha!)

20 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Shelley, Nalley and I were just admiring the beauty around Grayling UNTIL we got to the winter scene!!! Then, he remembered why he came south! Seriously, that is a beautiful park no matter what the season. Looks like a great place to get out with Scout and enjoy the day.

Mildred said...

me again...I forgot to say that I love that Chicago song! Reminds me of my jr. college days which were in the mountains of north GA which were quite magical in the Autumn of the year. Thanks for the memory.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that song too Shelley...didn't it JUST come out??? :)
Beautiful area you have there, I love your photos. And the winter scene does not scare me at all..I can LOOK at that on my PC all day.

You can cast a fly rod? You are some kind of wonderful. But we already knew that.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks beautiful fall or winter! And yes, I remember that song...:-)
Hugs,
Penny

blushing rose said...

What a gorgeous area you live in. I wish we lived near a stream or lake BUT then there are snakes & other critters, so that is out. Loved both seasons ... TY for sharing.

Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

grammy said...

That is so awesome. Really beautiful. I am sure my hubby would love to fish there...but it is a long way to go (o:

George said...

What pretty pictures of the river. I didn't realize you were a fly fisherwoman. There is no end to your talents!

The Retired One said...

A very pretty place!
We woke up to FOUR INCHES of SNOW this morning here!!!
Luckily it melted by 6 pm, but YIKES!!
So, enjoy your colored leaves down there...the U.P. has lost them!

New England Girl said...

Your photos are, once again, absolutely gorgeous. I would looove to spend a lot of time in that park throughout the fall season. What a perfect backdrop for a walk, a picnic and a visit. :)

Rose said...

I do remember the song...

I like the views of the bridge. Scout is growing, isn't she? I just love her face, or rather the look in her eyes.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

the pictures are beautiful! I especially like the one of Greg and Scout. I can imagine Scout saying... 'you look that way Daddy and I will look this way'. :)

I remember that song too... Yes, I will admit it... I'm getting older... and better too! lol

Take Care Shelley,
Debbie

Winifred said...

Lovely photos. Wonderful contrasts.

Ginger said...

I remember that song too. Now I will be singing it in my head all day long. lol.
The leaves on the trees are so pretty. What a neat park.
My friend who lives in Michigan is trying to get me back there to visit. Some day I will. It sure looks beautiful.

Charli and me said...

Beautiful pictures Shelly. Scout is getting bigger I see. I'll bet she just loves these little excursions. I love that song. I wouldn't touch a slimmy fish either LOL

Marcia said...

Thanks so much for visiting my new blog. Everyone has made me feel so welcome. I saw Chicago in concert when I was a teen, it was one of the first concerts I went to. I guess I'm really old :-) I love the photos of the park, it's so beautiful there.
Blessings,
Marcia

Tricia said...

I know winter is a beautiful time of year, but that Autumn pic is much more beautiful! Great great photos

Sandi Keene said...

Hey Shelley-
Got your gorgeous postcard! Thank you so much!

74WIXYgrad said...

I remember that song. The first time AI heard it was when I was taking my dinosaur for a walk.

cindyzlogic said...

Shelley, what beautiful scenes and photography! I'll bet you want to be outside all the time!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Shelley... I love seeing that bridge during all seasons. You know me---I love the WINTER one. ha

Read your other post on the 'clean' cabin. IF I had a place like that, I'd keep it clean also. Forget your 'regular' house!!!! ha ha ha


Hugs
Betsy--who is thrilled to be home!