Having had no rain for more than two weeks, the birch trees already are turning their leaves golden. The maples along the shorelines also have begun turning their green leaves to red.
Even the ash trees seem to be changing colours. It is much earlier than normal and yet it's one of the signs that summer is ending.
While fishing on Saturday, we watched a mother merganser shepherd a flock of 21 ducklings along a shoreline. They would dart into little shoreline pockets of weeds and reeds.