If you live on or near a lake in the northern latitudes, ‘ice out’ day is a big deal! Second only to when the clouds switch from winter clouds to summer clouds. And today was the big day!
This shot was taken about 9 am looking Northeast from the studio-about a third of the lake is open at this point. The light area is open water being blown by a stiff 30 mile an hour wind. The wind chews up the ice. Without it, we could sit another week or two for the melt.
By 2 pm it was over 80 percent open and the rest is almost gone as I write this. Now the weather can get more serious about warming…and plants get on with their growing…these are the first tulip shoots by the studio door.
People in Texas don’t understand why this a big deal…but now you know!