For the first time this winter, I saw ice covering Lake Superior. When I checked the weather Sunday morning before I went out, the temperature was -20 degrees. I think that must have been inland, or closer to 6 a.m. than 7 a.m. because it didn't feel so frigid. When I drove back through town to get my Sunday paper, the bank clock said -4. The sun rose at 7:07 a.m., 12 minutes earlier than the previous week.
The lake was completely calm and quiet; the only noise was the creaking of the ice as water moved underneath. The horizon glowed pink as I approached the lake.
Puffs of snow were scattered across the ice
I love the color of this photo
Shards of ice gather along the shore
Here comes the sun!
This tire was almost completely buried in the sand
Back on January 6, the tire was on top of the sand
The sun rose at 7:19 a.m., but I didn't see it. The sky was completely overcast, and it was 25 degrees outside.
Since I couldn't take photos of the sunrise, I looked around for interesting ice formations. I also watched a bald eagle fly back and forth during the time I was there.
Remember how thick the ice was the previous week?
I haven't been walking on the rock beach much since we've had snow. The rocks are around basketball-sized, and are slippery to walk on. When they're covered in snow, it's hard to tell what is rock and what is snow. But this time, I took it slow and made my way across to the big rock.
The waves must have been big to wash up on the shore and melt snow up to 20 feet or so
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