Friday, May 18, 2018

Lake

I went down on my baby brother’s dock and sat for a bit on Wednesday evening.  Watched the Loons.   I am not sure how many pairs are on the lake this year, last year there were 3 or 4 pairs.  Last year the nasty Bald Eagles took the babies that were born on the North end of the lake…it was heart wrenching to listen to…Loons wailing and crows cawing…

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I sat and enjoyed the breeze off the lake.  Only one pontoon was making the rounds.

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The Marsh Marigolds are in bloom.  They are Caltha paulustris but another name for them is Cowslips; because they grow on hummocks and cows can slip on them.

Last night my Dad and I went to Bingo…we were losers..so we will try again next week.

Badly needed rain is forecast for the next few days.

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13 comments:

  1. With all the rain we have had lately I am surprised you didn't get any of it. Love the lake pictures, so peaceful. Have a great weekend.

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  2. We seem to be moving fast into our dry period. The garden requires watering every day now. :-(

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  3. A strong storm raged through here yesterday, so maybe it will build up strength and come your way.

    I hope the loons' babies will be safe this year.

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  4. Love your country! (in the spring, summer and fall) I also am impressed with your extensive knowledge of so many things.

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  5. Oh the rain was so nice yesterday. Actually came down steadily for a while instead of light drizzle. It's like the grass was leaping up to meet the sun today.

    So sad to lose the baby loons. Eagles have to eat, too, I guess, but I feel the same way when the hawk swoops in and snatches little birds here. It is so fast I have only heard the rukus and seen the scattered feathers.

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  6. We have loons on our lake here too, in fact it’s called Loon Lake. However, they are only here in the spring and then they leave. We had such a cold, wet spring I missed them completely this year. Your pictures look so relaxing and peaceful. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Betsy

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  7. You sound very content. Lakes with loons can do that.

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  8. I could spend a long time on that dock if I had a comfortable chair.

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  9. How sad about the bald eagles getting the baby birds. You and Far Guy had some great greenhouses! I'm catching up again!

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  10. I have plants I call Cowslips but they are not the same as yours. Same lovely yellow flowers but I think mine are Primula veris.

    Loon babies are so cute. Too bad the Eagles got them.A baby Loon wouldn't even be a small snack for an Eagle.

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  11. It looks very peaceful there on the dock.

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  12. The bald eagles do dominate things when they take babies from nests. I remember seeing the marsh marigolds when I would go north. Our bald eagle father disappeared from his nest a few weeks and mother eagle is raising them on her own. Our nest is next to a fish nursery so she has fish laying in the nest all the time.

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