Sunset on Hampton Lake
There is nothing like a sunset in the wintertime. Unfortunately, in Southwest Michigan, we have a lot of gray days or it’s snowing. Last Sunday, we had clouds all day but it suddenly cleared up in the late afternoon. The best view of the sun going down is at the lake so I headed on down.
Hampton Lake is a small, private, spring fed lake surrounded by swamp. Because it is spring fed, it makes for cold swimming in the summer and has trouble staying frozen in the winter.
Still, just because the ice is thin, the ice fishermen will still cometh. When I left, it was getting pretty dark, but they had hunkered down and showed no signs of leaving.
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Coming down the path to the lake
I made it just as the sun was beginning to go down
Most of the fisherman are on the other side of the lake.
There are quite a few fishermen here, considering how small the lake is.
The Department of Natural Resources (called the DNR) used to stock the lake with trout so the fishing is good. Now it’s called the DNRE, adding “and environment” to the end.
This is difficult to see, but that is open water in the background. To the far right at about the same distance, is a hole and fishing equipment.
More open water along the shore. Last week we had some 35-40 degree (F) weather which is the cause of the open spots. The fact that the ice was thinner this week didn’t seem to bother the fishermen.
Hey, buddy! Turn around! There is the most beautiful sunset going on behind you!