Mud Lake in Winter

Mud Lake in Winter

Monday, November 25, 2013

Snow Pellets


The day was cold, but temperatures did rise to freezing.  It has been cloudy. but the main image today is how col;d the lake looks in the cloudiness and wind.  See it or feel it, it speaketh cold.  From the warmth of inside, it still looks cold.  At least whiteness is limited to a few pellets or a leftover spritz of snow.

But, of course, Christmas cometh.  The tree is up downtown and on its website.  Ed at KDKK has begun warming up for Christmasm music.  They break us into it slowly.  The boss is the Christmas music guy right now with one from Moody that I have heard.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dust of Snow


Today the lake got a dusting of snow.  With the winds the temperatures are getting colder, and tomorrow is to be the cold day.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013



With overnight temperatures over 32, the lake has some growing spots of melt.  Spring has come?  Nope.  Temperatures are going real down hill today and beyond so the ice will be back in its full form soon.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

North Chill


The weather around the lake may soon match the lake’s ice.  Good temperatures over night have dropped during the day.  The wind is up and making things even cooler.  Three layers of orange clothing now need the white coat with the orange hoodie and knit cap sticking out as a signal.

Yet the tall pines and birches are shaking pretty good today.  Amazing how trees that tall can shake like that and take it.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunny Days


While the ice must be getting thicker, a couple of sunny days have been wonderful.  The early sun beat off some very thick fog on the lake, but then won the day.  Still not so warm, but better then what is to come.

It has been toime to get those last leaves in their places for mulching, and cover the septic area if you need to do that.  The green pines are providing nice color against the nude birches.  The odd oak gives that brownish purple look to those spots.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Ice Over


Mud Lake is iced over.  I have questions only about one tiny spot in the southeast corner.  It is smooth ice or really still freezing water.  Hard to tell. 

The freezing lake looked on fire this morning as the sun painted the southeast sky orange and the reflection in the lake was massive bright orange to.  Just a beautiful sunrise.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ice Cometh


The bay of Mud Lake has started to ice up.  Winter must be coming like Santa.  Ice runs around the Bay area out to about 50 feet.  The shallow waters and heavy weeds must be helping the freeze up.

Some ducks moving around today, but no geese were seen or heard.  The geese crowd ever got as big as the year before were hundreds or more would be on the lake.  But, I think they have left.

The last of the few remaining birch leaves are on the ground.  Only a few odd stragglers remain, and those on the trees that waited to the very last to turn.  The purple-brown oaks add some color to the bare dark of the barren trees and green needles.  Still beautiful in their mix, especially when the rare sun comes out.