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I know that most lake monsters are scary, but here at Woodland Whimsy we don’t seem to be able to find scary monsters anywhere. The monsters that arrive in our world are always sweet and cute.

Peaking over the dock

Peeking over the dock

While we were on vacation, our son wanted to go fishing. I grabbed my camera and went along to see what I could see. I love finding new things(mostly flowers and fungus) to photograph in nature. I got plenty of those photos, but I also got something a bit more interesting.

Behind a tree

Behind a tree

I kept seeing this little guy checking out what was happening. He seemed to be a bit shy.

In the bushes

In the bushes

As I continued taking pictures, he hid himself less and less.

What are you looking at

Acting like he couldn’t see me

Eventually he started posing in the open for me.

By the lake

By the lake

I took his photo by the lake,

In the woods

In the woods

and in the woods.  He was fascinated by my son fishing.

Trying it out

Trying it out

He finally introduced himself, “My name is Wiggles. That looks better than catching the fish in my mouth. I’m going to try it.” He made himself a fishing pole, but did not have any luck.

FISH

FISH

I explained that we were taking the fish home to cook them before we ate them. “What is cooking?” asked Wiggles. I told him how you make the food hot and flavor it with spices so it tastes so very good.

In the truck

In the truck

Wiggles jumped up in the truck exclaiming, “I’m coming with you so I can try the cooking and fish I didn’t have to catch myself!”

Wearing the seat belt

Wearing the seat belt

I told Wiggles he was welcome to come with us, but he had to wear his seat belt if he was riding in the truck. Wiggles thought that the fish was much better cooked that it was raw. Now we’ve fed him, I don’t think he will ever go back to the lake.

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I would like to introduce you to Fred. At a bit under three inches, he is the smallest goblin baby I have seen. I found him in the woods of North Idaho.

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When several people in the family decided to go fishing, Fred wanted to go to.

Strapping down the canoe.

Unloading the canoe

Fred was so happy to be able to go fishing. He loves doing new and exciting things. He couldn’t wait to get the canoe unloaded from the truck and into the lake.

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Snuggled up warm

Kyle was a bit chilly, so Fred snuggled into his jacket to help keep him warm.

Checking out the worms

Checking out the worms

Bella showed Fred the worms. “Can I eat them?” asked Fred. Bella explained that the worms where used to catch fish.

In the water

In the water

Finally, the canoe was in the water. Fred jumped in right away and got a good seat. He was ready to go.

Checking out how it works

Checking out how it works

Bella showed Fred how to go about fishing. The poles were all too big for him to handle though. He still had a good time watching and thinking about how he could do it too.

Catch of the day

Catch of the day

Sadly, their luck fishing was not very good. Fred thought that this little perch would make a great feast, but everyone else thought it was too small so it was thrown back.

His own pole

His own pole

When they got back to shore(without any fish), Fred found his own pole and tried his luck from the dock. His luck wasn’t any better than the rest of the crew.

Froggy friend

Froggy friend

When it was Fred’s turn in the restroom before heading home, he saw something up in the corner. He ran out the door. “Please come give me a boost!” I see something up in the corner. Fred said hi to the frog and got a photo take with him. Then it was time to go. Fred was tired and slept in the truck all the way home.

Thank you for reading this story. You can see more of my art work on my webpage or facebook page.

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