Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 10, 2011

The inhabitants of Lake Wicwas were treated to another fabulous week of summer weather this week.  The weekend topped it off with two crystal clear, dry sunny days.  Friday night gave us a nice rain storm, but by dawn, it had cleared out and the sun was shining.  It was a bit breezy, which gave the sailors a nice weekend to enjoy.  Good news:  the new loon chick continues to do well!

On Thursday evening I had an opportunity to get a good look at the deer that has been around our house lately.  We had a good staring match for quite some time.  It was completely locked onto me, but content to remain frozen while I raised my camera for a few pictures. 
White-tailed Deer

It  was so still it didn't even chew the foliage it had in its teeth.  Only after I continued walking did it bound off into the woods, snorting its annoyance with me.

There are many water flowers blooming around the lake edges now, all visible from a kayak paddling along the shores.  The water lilies are particularly pretty early in the season when they are fresh, and before the bugs get to them.  There were quite a few  honey bees out over the water collecting nectar from them.
Fragrant Water Lily
The pickerelweed are also fresh, showing there bright yellows eyes on the top of their petals.
I also found quite  a few rose pagonia, which have become rather rare due to degradation of their habitat.  Having them on Lake Wicwas is another sign of how fortunate we are to have such a healthy ecosystem here.  
Rose Pagonia

We were also treated to a beautiful summer sunset to end a perfect day.

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