Mud Lake in Winter

Mud Lake in Winter

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hello Mr. Beaver


A beautiful day on the lake.  Some winds out of the North provided some action for the inner tubes float.  Excitement was that a beaver swam by.  His second siting this year.   Big guy intent on business.  I was floating almost on shore and he went by about 20 feet out.  He then searched the more westerly lily pads for some grub.

The loons have a pair of younglings.  They have been seen swimming in the center.  From their sounds they might have been more to the southeast earlier but late this afternoon sounds shifted to the west.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013



A bit of wind all day long on the lake.  Still the waves are just more then super ripples.  The big story would be the continuing noisy loons.  The calls are more excited and longer.  A couple, or pair of couples, has been sighted mid lake the last days.  Deer seem away for now as none have been seen in a few days.  And the turtles seems back in the water now.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Turtle Action


Turtle activity increased around the lake.  We had that original snapper in the yard, then a smaller turtle was found in the same area.  It may have been digging slightly to put in some eggs, we are not sure.  Later with the kids fishing the wire net fish holder was attacked by a snapper.  Pulling it up a turtle was attached to the bottom.

Fishing activity remains good.  from shore the kids caught a nice meal or two using old fashioned worms on hooks.  Might be a fishing day with clouds this morning following light rains over night to the tune of maybe .2 inches.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sun, Rain, and Turtle Visit


The sun was out wonderfully yesterday.  The lake, given the late ice, is surprisingly warm and friendly to those taking a dip.  Fishing action seemed slower measured by the fewer boats out trying their luck.

A turtle came walking through the yard this morning.  About one foot long, it plodded back to the lake from what looked like a sojourn into the woods.  The heavier rain over night may have misled the poor guy that we were more lake than land.  Once he decided to get back to water he moved pretty good and was gone.  What next will wander through the woods here?t1t2

Monday, June 17, 2013

Other forms of Precipitation Here?


Twice we have walked out amazed that Minnesota adds two forms of precipitation that fall from the sky.  A couple weeks ago it was a mass of white seeds surrounded by fuzz.  It looked like it was snowing for a couple days.  This week end we understand the pine trees have unleashed a green form of this.  everything is covered in green.  even the lake has green floating in it.

Now that actual water stuff has become more rare in recent weeks.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sunlight on the lake


The sun has finally shown its face some.  The trees across the lake last night just were shiny bright with the late day sun.  We have come to realize that sunsets are not for us.  The sun goes down long after the trees behind us have covered it.  Now sunrise lights us up pretty good, a wonderful welcome to the day.

Fishing has been near continuous, except in the rain.  It seems someone is always tempting the fish to supper.  The continuousness of them tells us that the fish are taking the bait.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Sun Shines


The sun was out much of today.  Indeed, it is getting warm in the house from it breaking through the windows.  Outside it is just one wonderful day at the lake.  The only oddity of the day is the almost snowfall like look of the tree seeds blowing in the wind.  Tiny little flake like puffs, each with a tiny seed.  On the ground they pile and swirl in the window.  I put the oily wrench down a few minutes and picked up a seed coated one later.

Fishing continues on the lake.  There have been boats here and there all day.