April 15, 2014

Monday, April 15, 2014

Sunny; light breeze from the northeast. Small pink and blue scillas blooming in the rock garden; pasque flower fully budded. Glittering ice on the lake. Robins near the path; mallards on the water close to shore. Dozens of mergansers along the ice shelf far off the western shore; sound of redwing blackbird in the brush. Goose on the small island off the southwest inlet; other goose nearby. Broad stretch of open water off the southern shore; large loon paddling close to the shore. Clusters of mergansers close to the ice near the southeast shore. Snow in clumps along the paths. Creek flowing slowly.

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April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Partly cloudy, brisk breeze from the northwest. Large reach of open water along the southwest and western shore. Goose on the southwest island, another goose nearby; pair of wood ducks paddling in the inlet. Dozens of mergansers along the ice shelf far out; several gulls; a pair of buffleheads. Two pairs of mergansers farther north. Great blue heron on an island of branches on the ice off the northeastern shore; a crow on the ice nearby. Few people on the paths.

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April 13, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Creek moving slowly, a few green leaves showing through the matted brown leaves along the path. Gray sky, greenish ice on the lake; brisk breeze from the north. Large swath of open water along the western shore, carrying floating plates of crystallized ice. Pair of geese near the southwest inlet; more than half a dozen mergansers diving along the ice off the western shore; a few pairs of mallards in the the air; several robins near the path. Few people.

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April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Creek flowing slowly. Gray sky, breeze from the east; gray-green ice on the lake, broad swath of open water along the southwest shore. Goose settled on the small island in the southwest inlet, another goose floating nearby. A half dozen mergansers paddling south along the edge of the ice, occasionally diving. A few mallards closer to shore and in the air. Several gulls on the ice and in the air. Paths busy.

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April 7, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

A few mallards on the creek. Blue sky, shaggy cumulus clouds; good breeze from the north. Great blue heron flying along the southern shore, alighting and stalking at southwest inlet. Large dark patches out in the lake. Red-wing blackbirds in the brush along the shore. Robin near the path; gull far off the northern shore. Paths busy; runners, walkers, bikes.

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April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gray-blue sky, orange setting sun. Water at some edges of the lake; four mallards at the southwest inlet. Birdsongs. Three geese honking, then settling on the snow-covered ice far off the northern shore.

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April 5, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

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March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Creek flowing. Sunlight with clouds gathering from the west; breeze from the southeast. Southwest inlet open, a few mallards about.

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March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Creek running; gray sky, bright sunlight, breeze from the southeast. A few mallards around the inlet. Fishing tent on the ice. Paths very busy.

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March 29, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Creek running along; a few mallards. Mostly blue sky, breeze from the south. A couple of mallards on the ice and snow next to the open inlet. Lake reflective with ice. Paths busy.

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March 23, 2014

Sunday, Marc h 23, 2014

Mixed clouds and blue sky, thin sunlight; breeze from the southwest. Lake more ice than snow, carrying a solitary skater. Few people on the paths.

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March 22, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Blue sky, breeze from the north. Creek edged with thin ice, many mallards on the water. Inlet frozen over. Lake white and gray-green enamel.

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March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

Gray overcast, gray lake, with large white patches and large wet patches. Inlet melted out some distance, carrying a dozen mallards, with others on the ice shelf. Calls of a crow. Few people on the paths.

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March 20, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Creek flowing, turbid; dozens of mallards on it. Blue sky with few clouds, breeze from the south; lake bright white.

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March 16, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Many mallards on the creek. Thickening overcast; chilly breeze from the south. Lake white with green enamel glaze. Paths busy.

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