Here it is about the end of February and I can not believe my eyes. 
 This morning after a day of high winds and lots of rain I opened the curtains to welcome the day and noticed something very different about the view.  The lake is ice free. 
It seems very early in the year for this but I can now start thinking about the canoe repair that needs attention before the paddling season. Funny thing as just yesterday in all the weather I was working on a project with my son Jim that involved drawing a canoe.