Maybe Winter Has Arrived..?

With yesterday’s light snow which has remained to this point I’m beginning to believe that winter may actually have finally arrived.  I was pleased that the snow began while I was out walking the dogs as I had a chance to make the return two plus mile walk in light snow.  I was also very impressed with just how fast the lakes and ponds began to freeze up.  It only required a couple of nights of temps in the middle twenties to really accelerate this process.  In hindsight for the last three weeks we’ve seen regular high temps in the upper thirties to the lower forties and thus the water has been losing heat to those temps.  Thus, when it finally does cool into the twenties the water has not far to cool to begin forming ice and this has been the case across the past few days.  The small pond by my house was completely frozen over yesterday to the point the dogs could walk on it.  While I though Qanuk, at 85 pounds, could do so I was impressed that 128 pound Anana was able to walk on the ice without breaking through.  Yet beyond a few slips neither dog had any issues.  I can already tell its going to be beautiful up here when it snows; now I await the really heavy stuff…

Anana and Qanuk on the close by frozen pond

Anana and Qanuk on the close by frozen pond

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