October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bright fallen leaves floating along on the shady creek. Blue sky, full sunlight, hardly a cloud; fair breeze from the northwest. Half a dozen coots even among the riipples close to the western shore; two more off the small northeast dock; probably still abundant on the lee side of the lake.

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October 18, 2014

Saturday, September 18, 2014

Blue sky, brilliant sun, fall colors, calm. Two fishing boats on the water. Hundreds of coots spaced out along the southern and western shores. Easel painter and half a dozen fishermen on the shore near the band shell. Milkweed loose on the northern shore. One grebe close in.

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October 17, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Layered gray overcast, breeze from the northwest. Hundreds of coots grazing off the southwestern shore. Large loon coasting and diving close to several fisherman near the band shell. Pair of horned grebes near the wooden dock on the north shore.

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October 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thickening overcast; fair breeze from the south. Two small grebes off the southern shore; many dozens of coots farther west; large congregation of mallards. Two fishermen on the wooden dock. Another large group of coots farther north; more than half a dozen grebes farther out, farther north. A few sailboats still riding at anchor; one being beached at the ramp.

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October 11, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cloudless at sunset, light breeze from the south. One sailboat on the water; three fishing boats and a fishing canoe; two fishermen on the short dock off the northeastern shore. A dozen or more pied-bill grebes widely spaced along the southern and western shores; a hundred or more coots around the southwest inlet; mallards too. Pink and lavender afterglow reflected in the water along the eastern shore.

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October 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shifting sheets of cloud revealing bright evening sunlight, blue sky. White sloop sailing along the western shore; two fishing boats on the water; six fishermen on the southwest dock. More than a hundred coots around the southwest cove. Several grebes diving off the western shore; wood duck drake closer to shore. Hundreds of white gulls clustered in the middle of the lake. Puffs of milkweed seeds in the northeast marsh; tall stands of purple asters.

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October 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Breeze from the west, clouds clearing away, blue sky, sunlight from the west brightening the eastern shore, the sailboats still at anchor along the western shore, and hundreds of white gulls in the middle of the lake. One canoe with two paddlers, one fishing boat, one fisherman wading off the shore, one swimmer crossing the middle of the lake in a wet suit on a paddle board, back and forth. Dozens of coots around the southwest inlet. A few fleeting glimpses of warblers near the shore.

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October 4, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sunny, blue sky; large, flat cumulus clouds; strong breeze from the west, raising whitecaps across the lake. Streak of orange brown along the western shoreline. One large sailboat flapping its sail; fishermen on the dock; scores of coots in and around the southwest inlet; three pied-bill grebes diving farther north.

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October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014

Gray sky, light mist on the lake, light breeze from the south. Pair of pied-bill grebes diving off the southwestern shore. Great blue heron fishing, and catching a fish, in the southwest inlet. A few fishing boats on the water.

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September 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Blue sky, sun, few clouds; breeze from the south. Swimmers at both beaches, fishermen on the southwest dock; a dozen sails on the water, several canoes, kayaks; a fishing boat. White asters fringing the southern shore. A few gulls bright on the water.

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September 27, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sunny, blue sky, few clouds; breeze from the southeast. Paddle boards off the southeast beach, several sails on the other side of the lake, two kayaks near the western shore. Three grebes (?) silhouetted far off the shore. Paths busy.

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September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunny, blue sky; breeze from the southeast. Creek running along. A few white sails on the water, a fishing boat, several canoes. Dozens of kids and a few adults fishing from the southern shore; others wading and diving off the northern beach. Concession stand busy next to the band shell. Large stand of white asters. Milkweed seeds scattered along the northern shore. Long stretch of orange in the trees on the western shore.

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September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gray overcast, damp; light breeze from the east. Two fishing boats and a fishing canoe spaced some distance off the western shore.

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September 20, 2014

Saturday, September 16, 2014

Fisherman trying the creek. Blue sky, bright sunlight, breeze from the west; slight haze in the distance. Trees along the lake shore showing touches of yellow. Two sailboats, two kayaks, one canoe on the water. One swimmer at each beach, a few bystanders. Paths very busy. Easel painter south of the band shell. Two grebes off the southwest shore; three adolescent wood ducks take flight from the western shore.

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September 19, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Gathering cloud cover, gusty breeze from the south. Milkweed turning yellow in the northwest marsh; white turtleheads, white asters, purple asters; fading goldenrod.

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