Hike out to the duck blind


This morning Molly and I headed out for a walk.

This morning Molly and I headed out for a walk.

Our destination was my neighbour’s duck blind. 

We followed the path down to our waterfront

We followed the path down to our waterfront

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Notice those red dogwood branches poking out of the water.  It’s a beaver dam just built this fall.

We work our way around the frozen outlet

We work our way around the frozen outlet

Back along the shore line on the other side. Its quiet this morning. No chickadees, no ducks or swans. No wind.

Back along the shore line on the other side. Its quiet this morning. No chickadees, no ducks or swans. No wind.

At this point we step down for the grass and follow the thin path through the tall grasses

At this point we step down for the grass and follow the thin path through the tall grasses

We are almost there

Out we go into the frozen lake

Out we go into the frozen lake

What's this? Hunters have built a duck blind.

Duck hunters have brought in these boards and built themselves a bench.  It’s kind of like a fort out here.  Quite a discovery.

Its a bench. I sit and appreciate the quiet. I'm hiden and protected from any cold winds. Its like a secret fort.

I sit and appreciate the quiet. I’m hidden and protected from any cold winds. A secret fort.

This is the view from behind. Acres of tall grasses

This is the view from behind. Acres of tall grasses

West Lake. The water level is very low after a summer of drought

West Lake. The water level is very low after a summer of drought

All is quiet this morning.  No ducks, or geese, or chickadees can be heard

We head back

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Back on solid land. 

Back to high land and my beautiful old trees

Back to high land and my beautiful old trees

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About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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4 Responses to Hike out to the duck blind

  1. cathie king says:

    Beautiful …. Merry Christmas from Rick and I
    Cathie

  2. Rev. Marilyn says:

    The solitude and barrenness are very beautiful. You have become very reflective in your retirement. I love your appreciation of the nature that surrounds you. You remind me of my mom. Such good thoughts.

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