Tonight, after supper, I took a drive through Aura.
We kinda live in Aura. It’s debatable. Some folks would say we live on Huron Bay. Others say Aura. Aura “Proper” where the old post office used to be is maybe three miles away. To make things more complicated, our mailing address is L’Anse.
“Aura” is the Finnish word for “plow”. Want to guess who settled in this area in the early 1900’s? Yep, the Finns. (Anyone wanting to learn more about Aura can click here.)
I actually drove down Saari Road and took pictures of the lake, but thought you might enjoy these first.
It was a soft quiet warm evening.
I meandered part-way in a cedar swamp during the night’s travels, but didn’t go far. Mosquitoes threatened to eat the photographer alive.
The woods are beautiful at this time of year.
The long grasses wave in the breeze.
There are always treasures to be found–like interesting looking sticks.
Let’s not scare any more deer on the drive home. How about we roll down the window and let the air blow through the car?
Ahhh…summer. It doesn’t get any better than this.
P.S. I am having fun and trying an experiment in WordPress. Thanks to Robin over there at Life in the Bogs (on Day 285 of her year-long outdoor commitment!) who informs us it’s possible to write a blog and then schedule to publish it later–when you’re not even at the computer! I’ll be at work when this publishes, if this works. 8 a.m. on the dot. Isn’t technology a kick?