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Fall Colors on the Lake - Mark Yancey Photo
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Fall Colors on the Lake

Well, I’m back to Northern Michigan for my posts.  Although we are not nearly at peak color locally, there are some areas that are beautiful.  Duck Lake happens to be one of those places.  We got in the kayaks this morning and enjoyed the color.

This pair of mallard ducks were just two of about a dozen ducks we saw just south of our dock.

Pair of Mallard Ducks
Pair of Mallard Ducks

Here they are again swimming away with the beautiful trees in the background.

Ducks and Color
Ducks and Color

This was typical of the color along the lake.

Some Fall Color Through the Reeds
Some Fall Color Through the Reeds

This great blue heron was walking along the shore.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

 

Heron on the Move
Heron on the Move

After stepping up onto the dock, it flew across the lake.

Heron Flying Away
Heron Flying Away

Moments later there was a second heron that flew from a tree right in front of me.

Another Heron in Flight
Another Heron in Flight

I watched where it landed and got a better photo.

Second Heron of the Day
Second Heron of the Day

Again, the fall colors were great along the lake today.

Rose Admiring the Color
Rose Admiring the Color

There were two swans in the south end of the lake, so we gave them plenty room.

Two Swans at the South End of the Lake
Two Swans at the South End of the Lake

Here is the OCC dock with the bright chairs to match the trees.

OCC Dock in the Color
OCC Dock in the Color

Rose got this photo of me paddling along the lake.

Mark Paddling by the Color
Mark Paddling by the Color

So, although there is only spotty color in the area, it was a great display along the lake this morning.  We hope to be back up in a couple weeks to catch more of the color.

Mark

2 thoughts on “Fall Colors on the Lake

  1. Welcome back to Duck Lake. We have been enjoying the lovely calm waters the past few days for lots of kayaking. We were in the South Bay this afternoon and also saw the swans and enjoyed watching a blue heron do some fishing. The colors get more vibrant daily. The north end of the lake is stunning, and there is a solitary swan over there, too.

  2. Looks very peaceful. I’m at the cabin this afternoon by myself for a few days. I need to take some time to myself to rest. Take care.

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