When you’re looking for fresh new scenery on a daily basis, the January lakeshore obliges – especially when the temperature plunges, heavy snow falls, and waves rearrange the ice, water and steam ceaselessly.
As dawn breaks frost is forming on icicles at the waterline.
The delicate filaments of frost are gone by the end of the day … but they’ll be back soon enough.
Gentle waves roll over pebbles at sunset, carving a path under a coating of ice.
It takes much bigger waves to topple the more massive ice formations.
Right along the coast is not always the best place to go looking for fauna, as most species of waterfowl stay well away from shore. But just a short drive to the west at Lynd Shores Conservation Area, it’s not hard to spot lots of wildlife.
When you love ice and snow the lakeshore is a special place, not least because the sounds are just as beautiful as the sights. Here’s a short suite from the shoreline over the past week:
Photo at top of post: Branching Out (click here for full-screen view)