The bay of Mud Lake has started to ice up. Winter must be coming like Santa. Ice runs around the Bay area out to about 50 feet. The shallow waters and heavy weeds must be helping the freeze up.
Some ducks moving around today, but no geese were seen or heard. The geese crowd ever got as big as the year before were hundreds or more would be on the lake. But, I think they have left.
The last of the few remaining birch leaves are on the ground. Only a few odd stragglers remain, and those on the trees that waited to the very last to turn. The purple-brown oaks add some color to the bare dark of the barren trees and green needles. Still beautiful in their mix, especially when the rare sun comes out.