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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September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Blue sky, flat cumulus clouds, breeze from the northwest. A few fishing boats on the water, including a canoe. Couple rowing a sailboat to the boat ramp.

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September 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunlight, blue and gray sky, scattered clouds; breeze from the northwest. Two sailboats and a fishing boat on the water. Thousands of people at the band shell, listening to the Minnesota Orchestra.

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September 13, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bright blue sky, sunlight, breeze from the south. Creek running but subsiding, two large carp showing in the sunlight. Dozens of white sails on the water; two fishing boats; a few fishermen on the dock and on the shore; painter at his easel on the western shore. Bright yellow perennial sow thistle near the water's edge.

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September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Gray sky, gray lake, breeze from the northwest. Lingering white asters, purple asters, yellow daisies, white turtleheads. Gull in the air near the band shell; small pod of mallards; two loons close to the empty northern beach.

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September 8, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Creek slow; blue sky, scattered cumulus clouds, breeze from the south. Loon off the southern shore; rowboat farther out. Dark brown domestic mallard with a white chest near the band shell. Two bright gulls fluttering in the light surf off the northern shore. Few people on the paths.

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September 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cloudless blue sky, light breeze from the south. 17 sailboats and one fishing boat on the water. Paths busy. A few people at both beaches; diving raft gone from the northern beach.

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September 5, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thinning cloud cover, hints of sunlight, breeze from the north. One sailboat on the water, another being cleaned at the northwest ramp. Pair of loons not far from the northern shore.

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September 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Four mallards on the flowing creek. Layered gray sky after rain; light breeze from the southeast. Fisherman standing in a boat. White asters, goldenrod, purple asters, white turtleheads.

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August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Patchy clouds, blue sky; breeze from the northeast. Four sailboats, a canoe, and a kayak on the water. Both beaches busy. Dozens of dark mallards and one bright seagull lit by the sun in the southwest inlet.

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