Once upon a time we could dangle our feet in the cold clean water. Now all we feel is the empty air between our toes. If this weather keeps up one day this lake will no longer be here.
The water level has dropped at least a few feet and all that is left is shadows of what once was.
Boats are moored out in the lake as the foliage consumes everything in its path.
Green slime has taken over the edges of the lakes and rivers; the waters are now infested with bacteria and they have even found strains of polio.
Fish are seen tangled in the slime and water plants, but they show no struggle once they are taken over.
You can now walk into the middle of the lake to get your boat and have no fear of drowning.
The water of the river beds has dipped so low they now display their secrets that were once hidden under the water.
Rain is promised every second day; yet it doesn't come and all the trees can do is look at their reflections in the dissappearing lake.
Horses and cattle have nothing left to eat as the ground is burnt and golden; so the farmers slowly sell their stock and feed their livestock their winter feed.
The tiger lillies plead for moisture but end up burning under the hot daily sun.
Every day it gets worse and people ask how much longer can it go on.
Only the river monsters know, but even they are dying from lack of water.
All photos by Linda Seccaspina and taken on the Ontario Mississippi river and lake that has nothing to do with the American Mississipi. The couple in the top photo is my son Schuyleur Seccaspina and daughter-in-law Carolyn Creighton.