Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sunrise, March 24

It was 25 degrees and overcast when the sun rose (behind the clouds!) at 7:01 a.m.

I wonder how long it will take to melt the ice off this rock?

Still icy

Gnarly tree branches

Snow and ice begins to melt, leaving dirtiness behind

Sign of spring:  melting snow flows down towards Lake Superior

Sometimes snow and ice melts from underneath, leaving a shell of what was there

A distinct line between open water and icy water

Debris path, another sign of melting

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sunrise, March 17

The sky was a beautiful red when I got to the lake.  The sun rose at 7:15 a.m., and the day started out cold at -18 degrees.  I'm ready for spring and warmer weather, but I will miss the intriguing ice.

Another car was on the road when I arrived, and two men were set up with a tripod and camera, enjoying the Lake Superior sunrise.

Sunrise over the hill

These leaves have managed to hang on all winter

Ice in many forms:

Icicles hanging down from a rock

A piece of ice on the shore

Ice covers the lake

Looking like broken glass on top of rocks

This is called pancake ice

Sand/ice/snow pile, looking out to island beyond

I'm captivated ice piles left behind when others have melted

The rotting tree remains looks like a zombie arm or a long, skinny wing 


Thursday, March 14, 2013


What have we got this week?

Remy and classmates at a birthday party at the AmericInn

Christmas cookies ready for an exchange

Pebbles by Lake Superior

Saturday morning basketball

Jackson playing basketball

Sunrise, March 10

Because of Daylight Savings Time, the sun rose later than the previous week--7:28 a.m.  It was 30 degrees with fresh snow from Saturday, so all the ice along the shore was covered up.  It was also very cloudy and dark, so I didn't see the sun.

Everything had a bluish-gray tint to it

Can you find Barry?  He set up the iPad to record a time-lapse video

Gentle waves

Snowy branches

Icy water meets open water

Next to the sand, ice piles have washed up on the shore, froze together, and sit under the fresh snow

I like how one tree stands out from the rest

Icy waves

This is as light as it was before I left