Friday, January 20, 2017

Lake Ice Update

After ten days of below freezing weather, the lake froze completely to a depth of about 3".  It was strong enough for me to walk on it without danger, but I didn't venture too far from the dock.  The lake is fed by springs, so there are definitely warmer spots where the ice could be thinner.
The thick ice lasted for one day before we had a warming trend, and the ice started to weaken.  When the ice first started to recede, it looked like a giant had created a jigsaw puzzle on top.
This is the last of the rocks we threw on the ice earlier.  All the others have already broken through.
Now the heather is in bloom.  The ice was a nice novelty, but we're ready for spring.