Saturday, February 13, 2010

More Freezing Fog

Honeymoon island sits off to the north, looking like a giant snowball. The mist was in last night and of course it froze. I can't get enough of the stuff!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Sunset

The days are getting longer!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Manitou Speaks

These winter nights--starting with the last full moon--you would think we had a pride of lions living on the eastern shore. That is the sound of pack ice on the move--the sound of a lion's roar in the distance. Some times it comes in stereo, as the ice movement goes shore to shore. No wonder the Pottawatomie believed spirits lived in this lake.

Though we have been below freezing for many days, an area has opened up near the channels--open water surrounded by eight inch thick ice. There is much to learn about the dynamic of ice on water in the winter. For us at the moment, it means finding a safe detour to shore.