One of the things I look forward to most in spring is having the lake surface smooth like glass multiplying the beauty of our sunsets. Although the lake in front of our home is still frozen tight to the shore, where the creek runs out, there is always open water. The foreground in the image above is ice The area of open water looks larger than it is because the shadow of the far shore hides the fact that 95% of the lake is still frozen.
It’s odd how ice can appear one or the other.This puddle in my drive way lies on gravel and has a pocket of air under it. You know the kind, the ones you smash under your feet as kids.This one was on my neighbour’s paved driveway. The less porous surface left no room for air to be captured underneath.
No doubt by the time these shots are posted today, the warmth of the sun will have transformed the solid to liquid and maybe even vapour!