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Winter Scenes part 2

Icy East Twin Lake

Icy East Twin Lake

Icy East Twin Lake

Icy East Twin Lake

I am re-posting some scenes of an ice covered lake in Michigan.

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Winter Scenes

Leaves Frozen in Lake

Leaves Frozen in Lake

New ice forming

New ice forming

 

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.

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Leopard Frog

Leopard Frog by Big Bear Lake

Leopard Frog by Big Bear Lake

This is a picture I took a few years ago of a Leopard Frog on Big Bear Lake in Michigan. This is only the second time I have seen this frog. It was just sunning itself by the lake as I was walking by, and I just happened to see it. It is quite a striking frog, but I think the spots  probably work well as camouflage.

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Red Squirrel on White Pine Tree

Red Squirrel on White Pine Tree

Red Squirrel on White Pine Tree

This is a photo I took a couple of years ago of a Red Squirrel on a white pine tree.  Red Squirrels prefer white pine trees to other trees because they like the pine nuts.  As you can see, they are not really red, but are more of a reddish-brown.  They are also very active and like to chatter a lot.  I have more information on them here: https://studiobluespruce.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/red-squirrels/

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Leaves Frozen in Icy Lake

Leaves Frozen in Lake

Leaves Frozen in Lake

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.

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Pine Tree by Frozen Lake

pine tree by frozen inland lake

Pine tree by frozen inland lake

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.

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Toad in Flower Pot

toad in flower pot

toad in flower pot

This is a photo of a toad that decided to make it’s home in a small flower pot.  It is in the flower pot at left, and it came back to the same flower pot for many days.

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Rosy Maple Moth

rosy maple moth

rosy maple moth

This is a photo of a Rosy Maple Moth that I found resting on a wall near my house during the daytime. It had a fuzzy yellow head, pink and yellow wings, and rose-colored feet.  This has definitely been the most unusual moth I have ever seen.  Soon after I took the photo, it flew away.

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Foggy Spring Lake 2

foggy spring lake

 

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.

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Snow on Pine Tree, Winter Lake

Snowy East Twin Lake, snow covered pine tree

Snowy East Twin Lake


Snow on Pine Tree, Winter Lake
1/2/15

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.

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Snowy Gourds

Gourds and Apples

Gourds and Apples

Snowy Gourds
11/29/14

These were some gourds and apples I put out for the fall, and eventually they got covered with a dusting of snow.

Snowy Gourds

Snowy Gourds

The apples were eventually eaten by the local wildlife

(probably squirrels).

Apples half-eaten by local wildlife

Apples half-eaten by local wildlife

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Mallard Ducklings

Mallard ducklings on lake

Mallard Ducklings

Mallard duck family

Mallard Ducks

Mallard Ducklings

11/15/14

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.

 

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Sailboat on Lake

Sailboat on Little Wolf Lake

Sailboat on Little Wolf Lake

Sailboat on Michigan Lake
11/6/14

This is a lake in Michigan that has a lot of birds like ducks and geese.  There is also a campsite, but no boat launch.  If you bring a boat, it needs to be carry in only, so you need to bring something that you can carry down a hill and back up, like a canoe or kayak.  The sailboat probably belongs to people who live on the lake.  Also, the campsite is very rustic (no electricity, pump your own water) so you have to like that sort of thing!

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Lake in Michigan

Little Wolf Lake, Michigan

Little Wolf Lake, Michigan

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