Mud Lake in Winter

Mud Lake in Winter

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Snow here to stay

Well, the roof and drive seem to easily clear of the white stuff, but the lawn is stuck in white cover mode.  The sun has been bright over several days and some thinning of the snow can be found, but some areas look unfazed by the light.  We think winter is here.  The lake iced over some time after the 16th.  No telling if the geese took off but they are not heard honking any more. 

Now next door Fish Hook Lake still has water and geese.  I see on the web that Big Sand and Long have open water.  But, Mud Lake is in winter look.  Only a tiny area where the snow has melted leaving clear ice marks the remains of the sun.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Snow, Sort of

Sort of a snowy day today.  You had to see it in the air to detect it so far.  It was a total melt on any surface.  A small gathering of geese near the short this morning.  They are way short of the numbers that gather prior to the  big move to the South.  We wondered if they were the small group that stays the winter on the open river?  It is still too early to tell.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Darker Day

Weather turned more dark today.  Light rain has fallen, but heavier rain with embedded or worse snow is forecast.  The longer look shows no snow staying around by the weekend.

Some geese are still around.  Yesterday they were heard gathered and honking down toward the river end of the lake.  The crowd of them is still not looking very large.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Swans Passing By

Some swans passed us by the other day.  They have been making rounds over the past weeks.  While the lake normally has a giant gathering of Canadian geese right now, they seem to have started and stopped their fall pattern.  It is still early for the fall gathering prior to the flight South.  Temperatures have been warm and the weather half rainy.