Storms in Wisconsin…

Tourist season has returned, walleye season opened a month ago, musky season opened last weekend, bears are roaming and knocking down bird feeders and the area is booming with people.  Fishing is one of the activities to do here which makes the weather a big deal.  My daughter, Alexandria – 15, wrote the poem below for an assignment for school.  I thought it was fitting for this time of year here in northern Wisconsin and thought it was great and had to share.

The picture at the end (I was standing outside our back door) is the bear we had hanging around last spring.  A bear has been around a few times this spring but we haven’t seen it – have just found the bird feeders on the ground and in the timber.

Storms in Wisconsin

Thunder.

Rumbling, tumbling in the dark grey sky.

Lightning.

Flaring up the heavens as a blazing fire would a dark room.

While the Wisconsinites shut their doors and lock their windows,

The world around them comes alive!

Raindrops patter on rooftops and leaves, making the land a giant puddle.

Moose splash in the ditches, coating their feet in mud.

Bears roam about eating what they can.

While storms in Wisconsin rage on,

The wildlife comes out and dances in the rain!

When human eyes look away, the animals come out and play.

Mother wolves take their cubs into dens, worried that the wind will blow them away.

Fish swim around and round, thanking the rains for sparing their lives.

Fishermen pack up their tackle and jigs, cursing the wind for ruining their day!

While storms in Wisconsin rage on,

The wildlife comes out and dances in the rain!

When human eyes look away, the animals come out and play.

Wind whispers through the trees, blowing the storms away.

The sun peaks through the clouds, drying the world below.

The Wisconsinites open their windows and doors,

seeing the weather has changed for the better.

Animals run home, trying not to be spotted.

Fishermen load up their gear, hoping to catch a bite.

While storms in Wisconsin rage on,

The wildlife comes out and dances in the rain!

When human eyes look away, the animals come out and play.

~ Written by Alexandria

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