James is aging just fine after his surgery and I might be able to dress him again this winter. (See previous blog.)
The lake has been treated for pond weed. It was heavy this year and was treated late, due to the usual person who is licensed to apply it this year isn't doing applications and it was a bit difficult to find another to get the job done - without using any motorboats.
See the difference from May 2 to August 22?
Soon the lake will "turn over" as it usually does each Spring and Fall. This thermal stratification is necessary.