First Day of Autumn on Oak Orchard Creek
Boats are moored to their slips and the first tints of autumn are seen along the banks of Oak Orchard Creek. It was a great day to be outdoors. However, before we motored upstream, we began the morning on Lake Ontario.
John Lawrence, in back, Mike Ficarella in foreground, enjoying a balmy day. We're about two miles west of Point Breeze, off Lakeside Beach State Park.
That's the Somerset smokestack...... its actually located a short distance offshore, located around the point to the right and down the shoreline a few miles. Back in May I posted a photo of the smokestack as seen from Wheeler's horse farm on top of Molasses Hill in Wyoming County.
A gobi decided to make a meal of Mike's wobbling spoon.
A non-native species, this is a closeup of the gobi.
Out on the lake the wind began to pick up so John opted to motor up the creek.
John removing the weeds from his flatfish.
Heron scanning the creek while perched high in a tree.
Mute swan preening.
Turkey vulture swoops in for a closer look.
A bend in the river.
Another heron, this one doing its hunting closer to the water.
Soon it was time to head back downstream and lunch at the Black North Inn. Thanks John, for a great day!