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Weekly Photo Challenge:Spring

 

It may not look like spring to most but here in Minnesota when the snow starts melting during the days and refreezes at night you see a lot of ice that looks like this.

My favorite ice in the springtime was the ice that was along the sidewalks that we would walk on as we walked to school just to hear it crunch.

This morning we woke again to thick fog which also reminds me that it is spring. As hard as you may look across the lake you cannot see the other shore.

Soon the snow will be gone and all that will be remembered is the Sunday afternoon that I went for a walk across the lake in thick fog in search of some signs of spring.

Just couldn’t end without a little bit of green spied just below my livingroom window this afternoon.

 

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Clouds on the Ground

Earlier this week I scheduled rental on a Cessna 172 for this morning.  It was before the forecast started firming up for today’s weather.  I had to cancel my flying for this morning.  The clouds are on the ground.  The Metar was OVC 001 which means that it is overcast and the cloud ceiling is 100 ft.  Definitely not high enough for flying.  I have to admit I’m disappointed.  It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been up flying and was looking forward to it.

The above picture is standing at the shore of the lake this morning.  Usually I can see the opposite shores west, north and east.  This is the eastern view.  I can at least see a little in that direction.  To the west and north nothing but the whiteness of the snow on the lake and the fog. 

When I was down by the lake this morning I could see headlights off in the east.  I couldn’t believe someone actually planned on driving on the lake with a pickup truck.  The ice is not good this year.  Remember my earlier post about the annual intelligence test?  I have a feeling that before this weekend is over someone, maybe that truck will go through the ice. 

I could tell that it is much warmer this morning.  In the distance I could hear the crows cawing.  That is something you usually don’t hear on most winter days around here.  Only on the warmer days. 

Just as I started to walk back up to the house I heard a gas-powered ice auger start drilling holes.  That pickup truck must have found its perfect ice fishing spot….or not!   We will see what the day brings.

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2010 in Flight training, Nature, Photography

 

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