Spring on the Lake

Yesterday afternoon was beautiful up here.  Down state it was raining and 45 degrees.  Up here the sun was shining, the winds were calm, and the temperature was in the low to mid 60s.  What a difference!  What an afternoon to be on the lake!

There wasn’t much activity on the lake.  I did see a couple pairs of mallard ducks, one male hooded merganser, and a single loon.  The turtles were very bashful and, for the most part, hit the water before I even caught a glimpse of them.  However, I did catch a couple of them.

Turtle Ready to Jump

Turtle Ready to Jump


Turtle Portrait - Smile

Turtle Portrait – Smile

I ventured up Horton Creek again.  The waters were still and the marsh marigolds were in full bloom.

Marsh Marigolds

Marsh Marigolds


Reflections of Marsh Marigolds

Reflections of Marsh Marigolds

At times the lake was pretty calm, allowing for some reflection photos.  You can see how blue the sky was.



Just when I thought I had the entire lake to myself, I met another kayaker, a neighbor, and spent the better part of an hour chatting, covering a variety of topics.  It was a real pleasure to meet you, Aaron.  I look forward to our next conversation.



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  1. Karen Burns May 5, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    always fun to see your shots ~ enjoy your time ~ hope to get up to our cabin at some point, when things settle down here . . .

  2. Thompson Barbara Seta May 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    Love those reflection shots….especially the marsh marigolds.

    • mfyancey May 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

      Thanks. There were lots of wonderful reflections up Horton Creek, but I had the wrong lens on the camera for those. Maybe next time.

  3. Eleanor Fry May 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    Very nice pics Mark,as always. You know I always enjoy them.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • mfyancey May 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks, Eleanor. I’m glad you enjoyed them.

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