This is a spring and winter view of the same lake in Michigan. This time of year the lake is starting to thaw, and the different types of birds will soon be back. The little specks in the distance in the top photo are actually ducks.
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I am re-posting some photos from the last couple of years. This is lake in northern Michigan. In the first photo, the ice formed early, trapping the fall leaves. In the second photo, the ice is just starting to cover the lake.
This is a photo I took some years ago of a lake in Michigan. It was a beautiful sunny day, with just a few clouds in the sky. There is a small campground by the lake, and there are often ducks and geese as well.
This is a Mallard Duck on Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, MI. It was a calm and peaceful day in the early evening, and I just saw this duck sitting in the water, and thought it would make a good picture.
This is a picture of leaves frozen in the ice of an inland lake in Michigan. It is the same lake in the photo Pine Tree by Frozen Lake . I think its really interesting the way the leaves got stuck in the ice like this, I’ve never quite seen it this way before, but we had an early freeze last year.
This is a photo of a mostly frozen inland lake in Michigan. There is a white pine tree overlooking the lake. This photo was taken last year, as we are having rather warm temperatures this year.
This is another photo of a foggy lake in Michigan. There is a small island in the lake that you can see straight ahead in the distance, through the fog.
This is picture of a foggy lake in Michigan, with mallard ducks in the distance.
This is a continuation of yesterday’s theme, taken from the same spot on the same lake, on a different day. Here the sky was very overcast and the sun was almost done setting, but some of the sun managed to peek out under the clouds.
This is a photo of a winter sunset on a lake in Michigan, taken a few years ago.
This is a photo of the snow on a lake in Michigan, taken in January. It was very sunny, but windy!
Icy Fall Lake, part2
This is a continuation of Icy Fall Lake from last week. These are some additonal shots of a different section of the lake.
These pictures were taken in Michigan last fall when we had an early snowfall. It was very windy, and the snow was blown in rather interesting patterns around the lake.
Snow on Pine Tree, Winter Lake
This is a picture of a lake in Michigan after a snowstorm. There is so much heavy snow on the pine tree, that it has bent the tree over. Click on the image to see full size.
A few years ago I took these photos in June or July, on the same Michigan lake featured in my photo “Sailboat on a Lake”. I was just walking along the beach when all of a sudden this duck family walked out into the water not far from me. The ducklings were very young, and did not have adult feathers yet. I didn’t realize that young ducks were spotted, but when you think of it, it makes sense, for camoflage reasons.