Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Slate Grey Day

We had our first real countable snowfall on Dec 16. It was wet and dreary, but looking outside onto this scene was magical - sound and color was muted into a stunning image. I haven't manipulated this to a black and white/sepia image; it was truly like this. I just never get tired of this view!

What is interesting is that the water hasn't yet frozen fully, so the snow has no solid surface to stick to, making the water look a slatey grey.

A few days before the storm, we noticed that the high water level after the recent dam repairs and refilling, had been reduced. This is the usual procedure for winter - I guess to accommodate expansion during freezing?

As you can see in these photos, the frozen bits broke apart when the water receded, allowing us to see that the ice is almost an inch thick in places, but it's not consistently so, nor is it frozen throughout.


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