On the lake today

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Hooded mergansers on the far side of our cove for the past few weeks.

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Muskrat feeding this afternoon.  There was a second one but it was too shy to smile for the camera.  The muskrats were in the area pictured below – which was underwater all summer.

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Turned around after realizing that this immense stump would require me to use my broomstick to avoid a potentially dangerous slip into knee-deep muck.  Sadly, I’d left said broomstick at home, so I turned around.  (Note to my mother: gymnastics and dance class were worth it, because I can balance on rotten logs  quite well.)  I made it half-way around this stump before I gave up.  At some point in the process I did try to do a mental review of my “Get out of quicksand” skills and realized I didn’t have any.  What a let down.

 

 

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