Lakeside Mosquito Eater

carnivorous plant

The latest addition to the lakeside garden. This beauty is a carnivore which traps and consumes insects in those pitchers you see hanging from the leaf tips. So we no longer have to fear mosquitoes. I hung it directly over top of a citronella plant which has proved totally inept at dissuading the nasty biters but maybe this combo will provide a one-two knockout punch. How environmentally correct can we be?

big mama

You probably want all the details on “big mama”. Went out about 6PM and fished until 7PM. Got the fish on the last cast. It was the only strike I got. Caught it about 20′ past the corner where our property meets Grover’s property and right, dead up against the shore. I had worked back from the far corner towards our dock and got to this point just about dark and planned to head in right after this cast. I about dropped my teeth when it jumped and I saw how big it was – for sure the biggest I’ve caught in the lake to date. Yanked out quite a bit of line between jumps so all in all, a fun catch. Red Shad – Gamagatsu strikes again.


Ok, let’s give this blogo thing a go.
It’s been windy today. Now, there’s windy and then there’s wiiinnnndayyyyy. I went down on the dock this morning and noticed a few things blown around a bit but nothing I couldn’t deal with. Went back about 2PM and noticed the furniture had been rearranged. Rearranged and missing. This time the adirondak chair ended up at the far corner of Grover’s property. The way the wind and water are running I imagine it took about 2 minutes for it to make it from the dock to where it got hung up – probably 2-250′. Even more interesting, one of the kayaks that had been laying towards George’s side, was still on the dock but only because the ladder had caught it. Hard to believe that it could have moved at all let alone that far. So, Wiinnnndayyyyyyyyy.