Open water along shore is making the Mallards happy. I’m thinking by the first of next week the lake ice will all be gone.
I’m not looking forward to the Bonaparte Gulls building a nest in the big spruce tree down by the dock. I try to discourage nest building there. Once eggs are layed, the gulls will dive bomb anyone coming near the tree. I wear a hard-hat and carry a push broom overhead for protection. Go somewhere […]
This female Mallard has a next down by the water in the weeds, the male stands guard from the vantage point of our lawn. It is unusual to see her off the nest. Such a handsome pair!
Wow, the water in the lake is really low! This is the first time I’ve seen the weeds that are usually under water, sticking out on top.
A male and a female Mallard arrived and have begun to build a nest in the woods next to the house. I can’t wait to see the baby chicks.
Don’t walk on thin ice! There are warm water springs out there making some ice much thinner than others. If someone is foolish enough to tread on thin ice, good luck to you for the rescue. Someone would have to launch a boat and drag it over the ice and water. By that time you […]
I would not recommend driving on the lake again until next winter once it freezes 3′ deep. I did see some ice fishermen out there this morning with their tent, but it looks like they walked. Smart! Depending on the weather and wind, we could be ice-free within several weeks. Yay!!
It is hard to see in this photo but the wind is blowing snow across the lake. It is 13 degrees with strong wind. Time to stay indoors.
Hurricanes in California, meanwhile in Alaska the Lions Club is sponsoring a golf tournament on our lake. Beautiful sunny day.
Last weekend was the annual Ice Fishing Derby on our lake. Busy times.
Last night someone enjoyed the deep snow that has drifted to our side of the lake.
The lake was busy when it snowed, now that the wind has blown most of the snow away all that remains are the tracks of snow machines and cars on the ice.
Even as the wind howls, the sun sets behind the ridge and the skies turn multiple colors of red and orange.
The wind has been howling all night and all day, with no signs of letting up. With temperatures hovering around 15-20 degrees, the wind makes it quite uncomfortable outside. The roar of the wind is loud. I’m waiting for the wind to cease and for a deep, fluffy snowfall.
New Years day 2017 lots of ice fishing going on!
Today the weather warmed and people swarmed the lake in their vehicles, with fishing huts, ice drills, and fished all day long.
Last night our neighbors had quite a party with fireworks, and we had a ring-side seat viewing them from the warm comfort of our home.
The wind is blowing, even though the sun is out it is very cold, very cold. When taking Princess out I duck behind the fence or trees to block the wind. The ice fishermen are using the island to block the wind, smart!