Time Standing Still

19 Mar

The most awesome part of a lake right before it breaks into motion is the illusion of time standing still.  The ice is melted just so, creating the appearance of small whitecaps on the surface, with visible bubbly action right below.  Blue Lake has been groaning and creeking a bit, but nothing compared to years past.  The current stats as of 03-19-12, 2:30 p.m.:

  • In the big basin, on the southwest shore, the lake has melted about 8 feet away from the shoreline.
  • Save More Pond is now 80% free-flowing.  Last night, around 6:00 p.m., it was half-flowing.  Two days ago, it was hardly flowing at all.

Wildlife Watch:

  • The eagles are still out-of-control noisy, with lots of loud 7:00 a.m. sqwaking.
  • I heard Canadian Geese calling up a storm this morning, as well.
  • A bunch of robust gray squirrels have been scampering about the trees.
  • Something resembling small mountain lion prints were spotted in a snowbank last week, before it melted.

One Response to “Time Standing Still”

  1. Sue Losen March 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    What an exciting day. Thanks for the update!

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