Mud Lake in Summer

Mud Lake in Summer

Friday, December 25, 2015

Winter for the Duration

Winter has settled in for the long haul, we suspect.  The snow now does not melt in the Sun.  While the drive has a light scatter of snow that stays, the woods and yard are looking white until Spring.  This provides time for studying online how to work the new trout rod and check out the Beatles on Amazon Prime.  Thoughts of last night’s annual playing of Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sims bounce off the cold looking tree trunks.  It black and white images cast spookily against the black and white landscape.  Just like It’s a Wonderful Life, only in black and white does it look right.  Color is a failure as the thoughts of the makers were on how it would cast its images in the gray tones.
Now thoughts turn to spring and Spring Break movies. Where the Boys Are (1960) makes festive these times of dark.  Watched it the other night.  What struck me this time was how limited in scope Spring Break was in the 1960 period, versus the masses of now.  The escape from the snow is a bit over done as the cold after the snow is often worse for those of the North.  Of course, folk of all ages escape the cold North now.  While the students take a month older folk take the rest of Fall to Spring—Snowbirds, they are.

Birds still seem around but not in favor of our offerings.  Working on the problem we are.  If one can come, why not the crowd.  Stuff must be alright if the lone birds come and try some.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ice

The drives and roads are mostly clear, but it just dropped to 31 and the ice is going to be slippery.

Snow, Snow, Snow

We could have Bing Crosby singing it here.  Looked like three inches with certainly some melting as it fell, so could have been more.  Real wet snow, too.  Lake has become a full winter scene with ice fishing then a full snow cover.  Some peaks over 32 degrees coming, but the snow is likely here to stay.  The good point is that the temperatures might be putting some of that water into the ground for the pines and tamaracks.