08 March 2011

Ice at sunset

Look, I promise I'll stop taking pictures of bits of ice soon. Indeed, the weather will stop me taking pictures of bits of ice soon.

Although it doesn't look much like it, it is warming up quite fast out there. I was wading in the stream today, taking these photos: something that would have been impossible just a few weeks ago, when the surface of the stream itself was frozen solid.

The climate here seems to take the solstice and equinox dates quite seriously. The lake is generally frozen from 21 December to 21 March, for example, give or take a day or two. And July and August are reliably hot in a way that entirely makes up for the equally reliably cold January and February!

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