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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July 9, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Blue sky, sunshine, cumulus clouds, light breeze from the north. Beaches and paths moderately busy; half a dozen sailboats and two paddle boats on the lake. Nine geese resting on the grass along the western shore; several damsel flies hovering over the cowpath. Three monarch butterflies over the milkweed blossoms on the northern shore, one fritillary on a blossom; white convolvulus flowering in the northeast marsh. Shadows cast by several elusive butterflies along the western shore. Young ducks paddling beyond the milfoil, several swallows darting in the sky.

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July 8, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Creek still high, turbid. Lake high, turbid around the shore; milfoil conspicuous, accumulating litter. Blue sky, large cumulus clouds, breeze from the northwest; several sailboats and canoes on the water. Beaches and paths moderately busy. Mallard with young ducklings off the western shore. Solitary monarch butterfly flitting back and forth along the blooming milkweed stand on the northern shore; several others near the path along the western shore.

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July 5, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sunny, blue sky, a few clouds; breeze from the south. Paths busy, both beaches very busy Bright sheets of lime-green algae gild the milfolil tops along the shore. Canoes, kayaks, sailboats and a fishing boat on the water. Nine geese trimming the grass on the western shore. Large turtle kicking away dusty dirt on the cow path along the northern shore, facing down a small crowd of onlookers; another said to be nearby in the water.

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July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014

Gray sky, breeze from the south. Sailboats, kayaks, canoes on the water; both beaches busy. Nine geese feeding on grass on the southern shore. Sweet breeze over the milkweed blossoms along the northern shore. Pale pink asters in bloom.

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June 30, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Gray sky, high lake and creek. Fishing boat on the water, a few fishermen at the southwest pier. A few mallards and one horned grebe near the western shore; Two large geese guiding seven smaller geese in a line heading south. Some milkweed blooming along the northern shore, visited by a few bumblebees. Paths moderately busy.

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