Following the January thaw we had a cold snap which thickened the ice and stirred up some lake effect snow …
Big (Gereaux) Lake froze over:
The edges of the ditches ice moved out into the streamflow …
Byng Inlet froze over, locking St Amant’s dock poles into the ice, as “lake effect streamers” indicated what was to come:
The busy beaver featured in two previous posts severed the birch tree but it hung up in the adjacent ash tree and a pole wire.
The lake effect snow was serious at times….
Blowing snow on the Old Still River Road:
Some cold clear hours freezing over the mouth of the Still River:
And ice floes floating down the Naiscoot at Twin Rivers:
Clear evening skies, indicating another night to tighten up the streams and ditches.
It almost seemed as though Mother Earth was getting prepped for the major snowfall on Jan 12-13.