Before the lake freezes over in the winter, there are a lot of ducks that spend their day swimming from one end of the lake to the other. Sometimes, they dunk their heads in the water, with only their tails sticking up in the air - and, often, they disappear completely, diving deep for food. Watching them throughout the day provides endless entertainment.
On this day, we decided to walk down to the lake shore to see if the ducks would visit us... and to play with some of the debris on the shore. I made a pine cone family; Taras found rocks to launch from his slingshot. Typical. (: