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Going, Going, and Gone…

31 Mar

It’s one of my favorite days on Pine Lake. For me it officially marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Today the ice went off the lake. Yesterday afternoon it was about half gone but not all gone.

Ice Out Pine Lake March 31, 2010

Last evening I walked down to the lake for one last look before it got dark to see if the ice was all gone. Nope, not yet.

Ice Out Pine Lake March 30, 2010

This morning before I left for my flying lesson I took another look to see if the ice was all gone yet. Not quite but I was able to observe a beaver swimming along our shore before I left.

This afternoon when I got home from flying the ice was gone. Yeah!! Even if it snows after today it won’t matter because there is no ice on the lake and just watching the waves and listening to the birds makes it seem like spring. Today we are supposed to have unseasonable highs of 70 degrees. I love that. When I drive home from work each day as I crest the hill before I turn into our driveway I love to watch the trees turn from brown to a lime green as the leaves start to develope on the branches and eventually open up. Today is a good day no matter whatever else happens. Spring is here in Central Minnesota.

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Posted by on March 31, 2010 in Reflections

 

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One response to “Going, Going, and Gone…

  1. Linda Anderson

    March 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Our snow is all gone now and all the ponds are completely free of ice. And today may hit 80 degrees! Very strange – just the other day we were complaining about the deep snow that covered the ground since the first part of December. Today we walk outside onto the greening grass and don’t need a coat!

     

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