Monday, May 25, 2015

Clearest Yet for Manitou

Mark your calendar.  Last Friday morning marked the clearest water in Lake Manitou for at least the last twenty years.  A passing thing no doubt, as the sun was out in full force, the wind was non-existent, and there were no boats on the lake.  The Memorial Day holiday soon put an end to the clarity--as the boat wakes stirred the silt back into the water from the bottom.  The lake has a very gentle slope shore to water--which puts the lake bottom at the mercy of any wind or boat driven waves.  It was amazing for a bit, though.  You could see the bass and buffalo fish swimming by as if you were looking into an aquarium.  I'm including a pix of the bottom--not pretty--but remarkable.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Good Life come back as a squirrel.  This little guy holds forth at the point deck tree.  He patrols from there to the Mulberry tree at the sea wall.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


We were wondering why no geese had chosen to nest on the island this year.  Today we found the answer.  This little fellow would probably be no match for a vigilant mother goose--but geese don't take chances when it comes to egg thieves.

Sunday, May 10, 2015



Here are two favorite pictures from last year's hatch.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Spring is Here!

You don't have to look any further than the lilac tree at the back of the house.  Enjoy--we earned it!