I'm awakening even earlier each morning 0400 at the latest - coffee, check e mails, blogs, need a sweater and warm fuzzy slippers on the hardwood floors. Packing snacks in the gear and blind bags while the dogs circle antsy. It's time..it's started.
The pups wolf down their breakfast - Willie drags my boots to the desk -
Hurry UP he seems to say- daylights coming.
The tote in the back of the car has been switched out from fishing gear, bowfishing arrows, and slingshots, to rain gear, extra warm clothes, dog supplies, and fall mushroom hunting and root digging tools. Duck calls and a lanyard hang from the rear view mirror now instead of a fish stringer.
And I am glad.