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.

Reflections
Reflections

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.

Mark

 

5 thoughts on “Spring on the Lake

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

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

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