The exercise of studying the lake on a daily basis, and closely, has revealed its elusive nature. It is literally an ever-evolving canvas. Its images are constantly changing, ever unfolding; day by day, hour by hour, and yes, even minute by minute.
This day ends with a dramatic sunset above the lake’s disappearing waters. A strong northwest wind has blown unrelentingly throughout the day, whipping all in its path. The lake has not been spared, and after a day of constant battering its water has been pushed out. As the sun set the wind begins to calm, but the water does not return.
It is a fascinating phenomenon to witness – the wind’s ability to blow the water from the lake. And then to watch the birds revel in it, flocking to the muddy lake bottom to feast on new-found treats.
Nature is filled with the unexpected.