Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bluesky Lake - just west of Algonquin

"Blue Sky Greens"
Lawrence Nickle guided me to yet another one of his favourite painting places along what he called the "10th Mill Road" of Jolly Township. The rainy weather never materialized. In the wake of the storm we had turbulent stratocumulus whipped up by a brisk easterly breeze that also tended to keep the small black flies at bay The larger deer flies could manage the wind though. The bases of the stratocumulus are indistinct which is consistent with the turbulent way of lifting the moisture to condensation.

Large bull frog tadpoles kept surfacing like those toy soda-powered submarines we played with as kids. There were also a lot of minnows in the shallows. Turtles nests had already been dug up along the sand and gravel lane. The skunks and raccoons were kept very busy trying to keep up with the turtles. Hopefully, lots of the eggs still survived.

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Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.