Wind Polished

Nineteen degrees and howling wind, very uncomfortable outside.

Fog

Rather foggy out there today.

Ice Cracks

The wind has polished the ice and exposed a myriad of cracks in the ice.

Lake Snow

A little snow on frozen ice and you have a lake of snow. Temperatures were around 9 degrees this morning.

Frozen Surface

Yesterday morning the surface of the lake was frozen with a thin crust of ice. It will grow thicker each day as temperatures do not rise above freezing. The temptation for those who do not realize how thin the ice is, is to walk on it. Warning, stay off the ice until it is at […]

The Resident Muskrat

This little guy lives under the dock burrowed into the soft mud bank. I rarely get to see him. Once the lake is frozen we will see his bubble trails, occasionally he will appear beneath our feet under the clear ice.

Ducks on Ice

No Bald Eagle today so the ducks are back in force!

And it Begins!

Ice is forming along the edges of the lake in our cove. Soon it will cover the lake, and before long it will be thick enough to support the weight of a vehicle. Winter is on the way!

Over 60 Ducks in the Cove!

This morning I was surprised to see more than 60 ducks swimming in our cove, some came up onto the lawn but most stayed in the water feeding and preening. By noon they were all gone! I think we are being considered as a “hot spot” for the duck migration. I stopped putting out cracked […]

More Fog

What can I say? Fog, fog, and more fog.

Heavy Fog

Can’t see a thing, a good day to not go out driving.

Ducks Gone

Most of the ducks are gone, we have just one family of 10 that still visit every morning and evening. They’d better get headed south, it’s going to get cold very soon!

Lawn Ducks

This is ridiculous, time to fly south! Get going, it was 38 degrees this morning!

Walking on Thin Ice

Thin ice is beginning to form along the edges of the lake and the Mallards are using it to rest out of the water.

Trumpeter Swan Migration

This morning these two adult Trumpeters with a signet swam into our cove resting and feeding. The opportunistic Mallard ducks stay very near to feed on scraps that float to the surface.

Rising Mists

As the sun came up this morning a rising mist appeared over the lake. Every day is different.

Sunset Reflection

Sometimes nature just takes my breath away.

Duck Poop Dock

Hey guys, weren’t you supposed to be flying south?

Pause on the Trip South

Every day a new group of ducks land in the cove and waddle their way up onto our lawn. They are drawn by the sunflower seeds that fall onto the lawn from the bird feeders. After feeding they go back down to the lake and continue flying south.

Ducks All Gone!

Yesterday we had over 30 ducks along shore, today there are none. They rested and fed, then continued their flight south for the winter.

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