The Ice Queen visits again

January started off mild, but now we are getting the brunt of winter. A first blanket of snow appeared January 12.

By mid-week the temperatures had become frostier, and the Lake had a visit from the Ice Queen.

I enjoyed the stroll, although fingers get frosty by the lake when the wind is whipping.

The footpath was also treacherous.

But as brutal as ice is, it is so beautiful as well.

This weekend we had a bigger dump.

Fortunately the dire warnings were not so significant in my town, but other areas did indeed get the dangerous snowfall.

I am not sure what Evanston’s official reading was, but you can see that there was quite a bit of accumulation.

So I took my strolls to the lake to see how the ice queen was faring.

There was still a ducky swimming in the lake on Saturday.

By Sunday, icey chunks were floating in the water.

It is amazing what the splashing waves will do under the right conditions.

All that splashing makes for amazing ice formations though.

So here are some snapshots from January 15, 19 and 20, 2019.

No one’s swimming today!

Dire warnings.

No trespassing indeed.

January 15:

January 19:

January 20:

The ice queen is glorious, though.

Stay warm and safe in wintry conditions!

The Saints will appreciate it.

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