The real deal.
Roseanne Cash on Twitter: “I have seen the future of music & the name of the band is St. Paul & the Broken Bones.
At this time of year, there are overlapping seasons. You get the best of both worlds. It’s summer warm in the afternoon and autumn cool in the mornings and evenings. You can listen to the Brewers play on Saturday and catch the Packers on Sunday. There is a small window of opportunity as the end of trout season nears and ruffed grouse season begins and you can go after both species in one day.
We cast around for brown trout on the Tomorrow and it was my son’s first walk-and-wade trip with a fly rod. With the clean, cold rushing water, for him it was like a amazing water park of the natural world. We hooked into a couple browns and a few chubs. Later, we took out the spaniel and hunted the uplands near the Creek of Souls. The dog flushed two grouse but they escaped unscathed as the jungle-like foliage blocked my sight picture. My son carried his lever-action toy cowboy rifle and I carried my Beretta. He kept asking, “When we’re gonna get one?” and I explained that chasing ruffed grouse in the northwoods is the toughest kind of bird hunting there is. He thought this over for a moment and said it was fun.
Salmon rodeo on Lake Michigan. Twelve miles offshore. Waves at eye level. Bites came slow and the sound of line peeling off the reels was rare. Trolled until dark and motored back to the harbor while plowing through shadowy waves illuminated only by the full moon. At the fish cleaning station there were just enough fillets to make it worth while.
Preseason NFL football, a harbinger of autumn, the finest season of the year. I watched the Packers versus the Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Down in the Hall of Fame was this Vernon Biever photo of a pregame chalkboard message to the team.