Approximately a year ago I visited this place in the morning and it was very silent. This time it was in the afternoon and I had my Mamiyaflex twin reflex camera with me. The lake was frozen and a whole flock of American Coots was resting on the ice. The fog was rolling and it seemed like the frozen lake and the fog joined in to a seamless grey infinite ambience. Standing there and observing Coots landing on ice and sliding while masterfully keeping their balance was so peaceful. It seemed they were kind of enjoying it.