Early one overcast morning, I went down to the lake. The water in the lake was deep, corresponding to the deep water in the Illinois River. Wading birds, like the Great Egret and Great Blue Heron, were not to be found. However, the ubiquitous Red-winged blackbird and Killdeer calls filled the air.
The dark brooding and oppressive clouds began thundering nearby, and I headed to my car before the storm hit the lake.