Photos by Shirley Birr; click to enlarge. Looking south from our shoreline.
Since the first day of spring two weeks ago, we’re now witnessing the last of winter’s ice as warm temps and rain have brought-on an onslaught this last two weeks (sunshine and temps near 70 this last weekend); leaving the ice dark and honeycombed; open water clearly visible along the shores and considerably larger areas with wind-whipped ripples on the southeast and eastern side of the lake—the lake’s ice demise eminent.
Above photo: Shirley thought those were water fowl at the edge of the ice, but as it turns-out, they’re boulders apparently entrapped on the receding ice, along with, what appears, some metal shoreline or dock structure–ice is so menacing, in this way, and depending on which way it moves in spring, it’s almost certain to move whichever way the the wind blows with uncertainty, thus the wind could “veer” or “back” (sailing terms!) and push the boulders right back to shore—or wherever—with certainty, but one can’t be sure…!