|Easter Morning at Lake Wicwas|
|Saturday at the boat ramp|
That's what a couple of days in the 80s will do for us - in addition to a good attitude adjustment!
When that warm humid air descended on the frozen lake it formed wisps of fog that blew across the ice.
Then as the wind shifted to the north in the late afternoon, blowing in colder air to attack the moist air from both sides, the fog turned dense.
By evening the fog was dissipating just enough to provide an eerie sky and an orange sunset.
|Mysterious Evening. Photo credit: Sue DeMund Mangers|
We lost a good foot of snow pack in two days, revealing the first signs of color in a long time.
|Partridge Berries revealed in time for Easter|
|Plenty of snow around on Saturday|
They aren't as well camouflaged when they sit on the snow.
We also had the first beaver sighting of the year. We saw ripples in the skinny channel of open water far away along the shore, and were pretty sure what was making them, as the time was about quarter-past-beaver in the evening. It took a while, but eventually it made its way along the shore to our vantage point, at which point it hopped up out of the water and onto the ice.
It snuffled around in the water where we had cut some branches on the ice this past winter.
It somehow detected there was food there and found a few scraps left behind to nibble on.
It turned to wave goodbye to us before slipping back into the ice cold water to go on its way.
What's one of the best, brightest, and surest signs that spring is here? Male goldfinches shedding their drab winter feathers for their spring, get-a-girl plumage.
|Still a few gray feathers left, but almost dressed and ready to go out for a date|