We woke up to big snowflakes turning everything white one day, after a week of very cold temperatures where it barely got above freezing during the day. The snow quickly turned to rain. Since the weather was changing, we thought we should quick get a picture of the ice on the lake before it was all gone.
The ice covered about half of the lake - leaving room for all the water birds to swim.
Two days later, the ice is mostly clear and the sun actually has some warmth - enough to make the remaining ice steam.
This cormorant was enjoying the sunshine with us.