We are on the cusp of spring. Green in some places. A little cool most days, but pleasant when the sun is out. The wood ticks are thick. The mosquitoes are still in limbo, it’s a bit cold for them yet. No mowing yet.
It is a holiday weekend here. You may not celebrate it. It is a religious holiday, after all.
The Fishing Opener.
After pro sports, fishing is the big religion in this area. Oh, wait. There is pro fishing, as well.
Each year, the Governor hosts a weekend fishing trip on the opening weekend of the fishing season. This year, most of the lakes in the favorite fishing areas are still at least partially frozen. The die-hards are still out there. The poor Fish They must be really confused. It’s still winter to them.
It has been relatively warm, so the ice is beginning to melt off the lakes in certain areas. There is still a lot of ice in other areas of the lakes. Today, it was very windy. This resulted in a very unusual occurrence.
The water and the wind began to push the ice on to land. This resulted in a mini glacier effect.
Here is video of this not-so-glacial movement of ice onto the shore of one of our largest and most popular lakes, Mille Lacs. Note the ice crystals breaking off into 6-8 in. long crystal chandelier-like pieces. The souuds are like millions of pieces of glass shattering.
With any luck, we will have summer by the Fourth of July.
***Obviously I can’t figure out how to post the videos here, but the links will take you to the videos. Someday I will figure it out.****