Tuesday, February 26, 2008

More Ice

Today was beautiful, a little on the cold side but beautiful. So I picked the kids up at the sitter's, dropped them at home with papa and headed out with my camera. I was hoping to get some pictures of people crossing the ice, but my timing was off and I didn't see anyone venturing out on a snowmobile. I did however get icicles and bicycles. (Hey, that rhymes... Can you tell I have a three year-old in the house?) I must admit, I did not expect to see anyone riding a bike out on the ice, but there he was riding out toward the pack ice. (Pack ice is where the ice isn't flat because the wind had blown broken pieces up into big piles.)

I only went out about 15 or 20 feet - just enough to get the picture of the icicles with the bridge in the background. "They" say there is between four and five inches on the lake right now and there are even a few people making the five mile trip across to the mainland. As for me, I'll wait. When the old-timers start taking their wives and kids across the ice - that's when I'll feel like it is safe enough to cross.

1 comment:

Diane D. said...

We've had such a mild winter in Maryland this year that it amazes me to see that much ice! I'm sure I've never seen anyone riding a bicycle on ice before.