My oldest daughter was running a bit late this morning and, by the time I dropped her off at school, I only had a limited amount of time to go for my walk. I did, however, manage to get a short walk in by the shoreline this morning and, even though I debated even bringing my camera with me, was able to get a few photos as well. Here is a selection of those photos:
I was on my morning walk by the lake and saw something that was a little concerning. There was a thick layer (it almost looked like a sheet of ice) of a bluish slime covering the water of the tributary connected to Beaver Dam Lake.
I'm not sure what it was exactly. I'm guessing it was some sort of algae. But, it had a nasty smell and there were dead fish floating in it.
It was raining a good chunk of the day yesterday and, other than a 5-minute stroll, without my camera (I didn't want to get it wet), early in the morning, I didn't get any walks in yesterday.
It's much nicer today and I was able to make up for yesterday by going for a walk along the lake shore before coming into the office this morning. In addition to the usual subjects (herons, pelicans, etc), I was fortunate enough to get a photo of a muskrat as it swam in the lake toward me. It got pretty close before it realized I was standing there and went under the water.