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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August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gray sky, slight rain, breeze from the south east. Loon close to the milfoil shelf off the southern shore, another loon farther out. Row of mallards facing the breeze at the edge of the water on the northern beach. Apples accumulating on the ground under a large apple tree on the northern shore. Stands of white asters, purple asters, white turtle heads, and goldenrod mixed in the northeast marsh.

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August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Creek running moderately. Scattered high clouds, some sunlight, light breeze from the southeast. Painter at easel on southeast beach; another painter packing up on the opposite shore. A few people in the water at both beaches. Canoeist fishing off the southern shore; kayak off the northern shore. Mallards all round.

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August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some high, thin clouds; blue sky, breeze from the north. A few people in the water at both beaches. White asters on the northern shore. Tall stands of purple asters among the goldenrod in the northeast marsh.

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August 23, 2014

Gray sky, gray lake, light breeze from the southeast. A few people in the water and on the water. Loon drifting far off the southern shore. White turtleheads blooming in the northeast marsh.

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August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thin high clouds, a few clouds below; thin sunlight; light breeze from the southeast. Two sailboats on the water, a couple of fishing boats; people in the water at both beaches. Some goldenrod conspicuous in the northeast marsh.

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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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