After a day of rain and snow, I went back out to Carpenter Lake to see how much snow was still on the ground. It turned out to be rather uneventful, because there was almost none left. When I got to the nature preserve there was a little bit of snow on the ground, and when I left the snow was already gone. It's too warm for snow now.
I also noticed that the animals had gone into hiding. They all must have gone and found warm places to wait until the weather became a little more pleasant. They didn't have to wait too long, because today was a beautiful day. The animals came back as the snow left.
As I took these pictures of the lake, there were no geese or ducks swimming around. They were all resting at the other end. They have made nests down there in the weeds. I found them later as they were just waking up from their rest. But for now I had the lake all to myself.
After all of the rainfall, the lake water is now a shade of brownish green. It's not polluted. It's just that the rain and snow runoff added mud to the lake, that was already full of algae. It was getting clearer recently, and it will clear up again soon. But for now it looks like this. It's okay because it's a natural thing for this lake.
I want to talk about this blog for a minute. The last few days have been bothersome for this blog. From what I understand, blogger fixed an obscure problem with rss feeds last week. It appears that the fix broke some compatibility with Feedburner, which I also use here. This is speculation by me, but I think that's what happened.
Well, the facts are that my rss feed has been broken since the beginning of the weekend. Mine doesn't appear to be the only one effected. It also effected some automatically updating links to me, like the kind in my sidebar. The problem has been using a combination of the two services in a certain way. It created a loop through Feedburner that couldn't see my new posts.
As far as I can tell, I have the problem fixed for now, but I had to change my settings in a way that I don't like completely. Nobody else will notice a difference. At least the feed is updating now, I think. I'll know for sure if this post goes out through the feed at the right time. Hopefully everything will be fine. This has really been irritating.
That's my post for today. A little bit of nature and a little bit of blog news. Adventures don't always happen out in nature, and they're not always pleasant. Sometimes, as you all know, blogs and the internet can be an adventure; and it's usually good, but sometimes not so much. For now, everything is good.
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