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The above-water sandbar of a few weeks ago has been reclaimed by the lake, so the shore is back to its expected appearance for this time of year. This morning the air and water were almost impossibly still.
The lake may have taken most of the sandbar, but it does give back. This time of year is phenomenal for beachcoming. Look at all the stuff along the shore – including an entire tree that begs the question as to how it got where it is.
Potential finds include: beachglass – blue is the most valuable. Much needs to be thrown back as it’s not been worn to a milky finish yet. More elusive to me are crinoids – or as a friend of Maddie’s calls them, “nature’s cheerios”. They are the remains of plants that lived, according to my sources, as recently as 359 billion years ago. It’s also a great time to find rocks with holes left by crinoids, treasured because you can make all kinds of fun stuff with them.