We went for a quick kayak trip to a place we like to hike a lot, Moraine Hills. We were excited to see a different perspective of the lake today. I was first drawn to the yellow water lily, I had spotted it a good 50 feet away. There’s nothing wrong with my distance vision 😉 These are native here.
Yellow water lily ~ Nuphar variegata
This is a Glacial Lake, although the jury is still out on exactly how big a body of water has to be to be named a lake.
This lake was made by a glacier breaking off ice while receding, which then became covered with debris and eventually melted. The depression in the earth leaves it receptive to pooling water. I placed a video at the end of the post that may explain the process a bit clearer.
A black lab named Rory who couldn’t care less there were kayaks coming through… LEMMIE AT THOSE MINNOWS!!!
A damselfly takes a break on my arm.
It was very clear. I couldn’t touch bottom with my whole paddle here, so 6+ feet.
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