Forgot to mention that the loons have been about. Status of the child bearing is not clear yet. We hear a lot of calls, but most are a bit out on the lake, nothing close. They are up during the night as a quick middle of the night call will attest.
A strange day today with popcorn storms. Good rain for two minutes then the sun comes out. Clouds then sun. Clouds then a short storm that hardly starts. Some outside work done but nothing big.
Bad news on the turtle eggs as the fox or something else struck. That is Nature.
Good day for shorter walks. Temperatures are set to be rising soon, and today one could move nicely around.
It was a beautiful day on the lake, today. The popcorn storms seem to be missing here and that has left wonderful temperatures and a lot of sun. Some general cleanup took place as has been true the last bunch of days.
Potatoes are showing their heads nicely in the garden and some are growing right up.
A snapping turtle was seen crossing the yard yesterday. This is the local sign of egg laying and turtles on the move.
The nest has not been spotted, so maybe whatever eats the eggs every year will not find them either. Turtle eggs have not fared well over the last few years. Deposited by our garden they are dug and eaten almost as laid. Never seeing this done, we have no idea what gets them. Maybe baby turtles this year.
The other event likely to happen is spotting turtles crossing the roads slowly around here. None so far, but one does have to be in the right spot at the right time to view this. Problem occurs as people stop and wait for slow turtles to cross. Moving them is not advised, but if one must, then only in the direction they were going. If not, then they just walk back on the road.