Monday, October 26, 2009


The Red-wings still bed down off of Alice's deck, and you still hear the call of the geese in the distance. Now there is a snap in the air--and the fall color triumphs over the muted tones of dusk.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More Autumn on the Island

Why does anybody go to New England or Brown County?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Autumn Comes to Treasure Island

We're promised Indian Summer in a few days--but right now we're running fifteen degrees below normal. Hard on people but good for fall color.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mute Swans

The top picture is from my tiny camera, pointed toward the Elks Club from the island. Mike Kenny, the Rochester Sentinel's intrepid photographer was able to get a lot closer--so I included his photo as well. Mike is one of the community's great resources. Constantly on the prowl with his camera, he has bagged a beautiful assortment of nature photographs over the years. Take a look at
The brown swans are the young ones. They will be snow white next season. The swans are frequent visitors to Lake Manitou. I've had them pass overhead within twenty feet of my kayak. Quite a sight--and sound, as they kind of wheeze as they flap their wings.