Sunday, October 5, 2014

Lake Turn Over



Saturday was beautiful; we woke bright and early, checked the temperature and wind (because this also affects fishing), went and filled the truck with gas……and headed down to the Lake of the Arbuckles to do a little fishing and relaxation.

I suggested this little trip of relaxing, and fresh air; to help with Bulldog Man’s recovery from his second surgical procedure on his neck which was done on Wednesday.  We both are learning……we’re no longer spring chickens, as we get older it takes our bodies longer time to heal or get over a stressful situation.

The drive down south and east through the mountain was enjoyable (some of you will consider this a hill….not a mountain).  We came across a young buck staring us down on the side of the winding road.  He had to be about 2 years of age; his antlers were at most 4 inches tall (Bulldog Man was driving too fast to take a picture).  A couple miles further, just before we reached the end of the small two lane road, a rabbit took off across the street right in front of our truck.  

We arrived at our destination, a nice place……. not to many people know about on this lake.  Unloaded our fishing poles, walked down to the lake and realized the lake had started its fall turn over. 

You asked, what is fall turn over?    During the fall, warm surface water begins to cool.  As the water cools, it becomes denser causing it to sink.  The dense water forces the water on the bottom to rise…turning over the layers.  Lakes do this process twice a year, once usually in the spring, and the second time in fall.  

Fish were swimming, and playing in the water but not biting on our bait.
For an hour and a half, we walked along the banks of the lake watching the water turn over.  While watching the lake turn, we witnessed fog form directly from the lake creating a wall approximately 500 feet tall. 









Granted, we always see fog roll in from side to side early in the morning hours, never directly from the lake turning.  After this wall of fog appeared, it eventually moved and hovered over the entire lake.  Our goal was to catch fish, instead we witnessed seasonal movement of the lake…..I guess you could say it was Mother Nature’s way of cleansing water.  Even though we didn’t catch any fish and out trip was short, we decided to have breakfast down in Sulphur, Oklahoma, at a place called the Poor Girls CafĂ©.
I will say this trip was very relaxing for the both of us. 

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Bulldog Man placed new bearings on our $6.00 windmill, and I took a wire brush to the legs to get the mud off.  I then washed down the entire windmill with hot soapy water.  My next step (this step, I’m taking slow because I have a few other projects that need finishing first) will be to sand down the entire windmill, wipe it down really well, and then paint it.   When I get finished, I will share pictures of the before and after.  




Source Lake Turn Over Illustration-National Geographic

16 comments:

  1. So your saying you didn't catch me any fish? OMG. Well it's a good thing I stole all yours from Jamby's catch the other day I guess.

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    1. PP,

      No....I didn't catch fish for either one of us :P
      I let you have Jam's fish......I'm being nice today :-)

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  2. Glad to hear you both had a relaxing outing. And you can feel good that Bulldog Man's second surgical procedure on his neck is over with. Here's to speedy, healthy healing.

    Interesting description of the lake turn over. That explains why we see the cracked ice up here in the spring on our lakes and the next day . . . it's disappeared. It sank and the warmer water underneath came to the surface!

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    1. Mama Pea,

      It's nice to be able to get outside and do something together with your husband and relaxing was the plan. Thank you so very much for your kind words. He's feeling so much better.

      Yes, it sure does explain why you see cracked ice in the spring. This process happens twice a year, spring and fall.

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  3. Thanks for the education on "Lake Turnover", I've never heard anyone talk about that before.

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    1. Mike,
      You're welcome. I learned a few new things myself on the Lake Turnover. I had no idea fog would billow out and go straight up from the turnover.

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  4. My wife and I like to make trips like that, going out to quiet places where nobody will bother us. We like to have breakfast or lunch at a little restaurant, too.

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    1. Harry,

      I have to say the best trips are those with your spouse. You get to spend good quality time together, and it's so relaxing and very quiet. And at times you can find a great little place to enjoy a meal.
      A lot of our friends can't understand why we spend so much time together doing things. Were very content, and enjoy each others company. We both love the outdoors, fishing, hiking, bird watching.

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  5. Peaceful and relaxing to be sure. Glad to hear BDMan is doing well. Great photos. Never new about Lake Turnover, something new everyday!

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    1. Izzy,

      It was very peaceful and relaxing, I enjoy being out in the woods or at the lake with my best friend, and husband. Thank you, BD Man is doing so much better. It's amazing to watch the lake turnover.

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  6. Sandy, Thank you for a very interesting and illuminating post ! Best wishes,

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    1. Jane,

      Thank you so very much. Have you ever seen a Lake Turn Over before?
      Best Wishes to You and Yours.

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  7. Glad to hear you guys got off and did some relaxing. Those pictures are awesome. One thing I miss about Florida, is the sea fog that would roll in...kind of cool to see that.
    Never seen a lake turn over..thanks for the Science lesson.

    Hope you all are doing well...Hugs for you and BD

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  8. JUGM,

    It was really nice to go do something together with my husband. I'm always learning something new when I go out with my husband. He's a certified school teacher so I'm always picking his brain when it comes to science, geology, math.

    Hugs to you and yours,
    Sandy

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  9. oh Sweet Sandy - i am so glad that you got to do some relaxing with BDMan as i know how much you have been handling lately. sorry that you didn't get any fish but jam swears as soon as trout season opens up again up here on april 15th - you are the first person he's taking out with him and you get all the fish! i loved the explanation about the lake turnover....we are kind of different here in that our river empties into the ocean and the ocean empties into it - so even when there is ice on the river, the ocean is still pouring into it as are the 6 streams that empty into the river (they empty because they never really freeze). but i am glad that you have beautiful areas to go and enjoy with your man, do some fishing, relax and unwind. much love always to you and yours Sweet Sandy!

    your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      We were happy to enjoy the brief break. Tell Jam I can't wait for the fishing trip :-)

      Pssst.......our trout fishing starts again in December. Trout is one of our favorite fish. BD Man and I can't wait to get out their and catch trout.

      Much love to you and Jambaloney.
      Your Friend,
      Sandy

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