August 14, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Patchy vague clouds, breeze from the south. Loon idling off the milfoil shelf off the southern shore, small fishing boat drifting nearby. Another fishing boat farther out; a few sailboats, a kayak. Some people at both beaches. Stand of goldenrod in the northeast marsh coming into bloom. Milkwood leaves curling from lack of water.

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August 11, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Several fishermen at the creek. Banks of large cumulus clouds, blue sky, sunlight, good breeze from the north. Eight or nine sailboats on the lake, a fishing boat, a canoe, several kayaks, a speeding motor boat. A few people at both beaches; many runners on the path. Golden rod in bloom at several places.

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August 9, 2014

Saturday, August 9. 2014

Slight sprinkle, thinning cloud cover, some sunlight; light breeze from the east. Fishermen on the shores, a few people at both beaches, a few, listless sailboats on the water; fishing boat. Campanula blooming on the northern shore.

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August 8, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Thin cloud cover, slight breeze from the south. A few sailboats, a fishing boat, a paddle board on the water. People in the water at the beaches. Goldenrod beginning to bloom in the northeast marsh. Great blue heron in flight along the western shore. Stands of yellow coneflower.

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August 3, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mixed clouds at dusk; half moon shining in the southwest; lightning in large cumulonimbus to the east. A few people in the water at both beaches. Tremulous loon call from the middle of the lake.

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August 1, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Creek slightly dimpled as it flows along. Pearl-gray sky at dusk; a few swimmers in the water at both beaches. Tremulous loon call from the southern end of the lake. Fishing boat on the water.

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July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Creek slightly lower, though water still rushes in. Sunny, few clouds; high, smoky haze; light breeze from the south. Swallowtail butterfly on the southern shore; fishermen on the dock; loon far out. A few sailboats on the water; a couple of paddleboats, a fishing boat. Duck and four young ducklings near the band shell; another duck and four old ducklings. Milkweed forming pods along the northern shore; milkweed finishing bloom in the northeast marsh; large stand of pink monarda still blooming. Both beaches active; runners on the paths.

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July 19, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

(Late this afternoon:) Thin overcast and clouds, some thin sunlight, fair breeze from the south. Four sailboats and two canoes on the water, one a motorized fishing canoe. Two loons off the southern shore. \Canoeing on the water shows stands of milfoil have encroached on large areas of the lake, restricting access for water craft. Heavy air traffic overhead.

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July 18, 2014

Saturday, July 18, 2014

High haze, some clouds, some sun, fair breeze from the south. A few sailboats on the water; fishermen on the shore and southwest dock. Nine geese on the grass along the western shore; half a dozen monarch butterflies over the wildflower boulevard on the western shore.

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July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

High haze, some clouds, thinned sunlight. A dozen sailboats and one paddle board on the water. Two monarch butterflies above the milkweed blooming on the northern shore.

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July 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blue sky, sunlight, sizable cumulus clouds, slight breeze from the north. Ten sailboats and two paddle boards on the water. Damselflies over the cowpath; American copper butterfly. Nine geese on the grass off the western shore.

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July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

High broken clouds, sunlight, blue sky, breeze from the north. A dozen sailboats scattered on the lake, one fishing boat. Nine geese on the path off the western shore; several damselflies over the cowpath; one monarch butterfly flitting over the northeast marsh.

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July 13, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Scattered large vague clouds, light breeze from the west. Paths and beaches busy; dozens of sailboats on the water, many kayaks and paddle boards, a few canoes, one fishing boat. Damselflies and a large dragonfly over the western path, monarch butterfly over the milkweed on the northern shore. Common mullein beginning to bloom; large scattered stand of pink monarda blooming in the northeast marsh.

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July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Creek high; overcast, slight drizzle after rain. Canoe, kayaks, and paddle boards on the water; some people in the water at the northern beach. Nine geese resting and browsing on the grass along the western shore. Scent of milkweed hanging in the air along the northern shore.

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July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Vague high clouds; haze; thin sunlight; breeze from the south; a few sailboats on the lake. Loon far off the southern shore. Nine geese on the milfoil off the western shore. Several monarch butterflies above the blooming milkweed on the northern shore; one swallowtail feeding there.

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