This winter I made sure to spend some time down at the lakeshore, despite the chill. The ice volcanoes there were quite impressive this year, due to cold temperatures and high winds.
The graphic here shows how the shelf ice at the lakeshore is formed, how ice volcanoes can be made, and how it’s bad news to fall inside one.
One of the neat things about going down to the lakeshore at Presqu’ile is that it changes every day. The best time for viewing was definitely sunset.
This last image is from two days ago. A Great Blue Heron has arrived back from the south. It does not seem discouraged at all by the icy pond where it has been hunting the last two days. The sky is full of returning birds – Starlings, Red-winged Blackbirds, Crows, and Canada Geese are loudly marking their return. Though I love the spectacular beauty of the winter, I am ready for spring. How about you?