Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WATERY WEDNESDAY - "Thanks for reminding me"! (Lake Erie)


Just yesterday, I posted here about how we still hadn't had any snow this season, and showed two photos of the same view of the lake, taken a year (359 days actually) apart. And guess what I woke up to this morning?! It's as if Mother Nature is reading my blog (gosh, wouldn't that be flattering!) and said, "Oh my goodness, I quite forgot to send snow to Point Pelee this winter. Better go slap some down there right away!"

Here is the same view, almost identical to last year's, minus a few gulls. You can see the rolling waves of "slurpy" ice starting to collect at the shore - always the prelude to freezing up. (click to enlarge)



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26 comments:

Leora said...

This is fun! I enjoy season to season shows. Looks like we are having a snow show throughout the Northeast.

Stay warm. But do keep taking those great shots...

Sylvia K said...

And I thought it was cold here! Wow! But it is beautiful and such a great shot! Thanks as always.

Aleta said...

That is WILD! Snow and ice on water. Oh man - I love it! We were so excited to have snow in New Orleans just a few days ago. I can't imagine it over waves. Cool!

aishaholley said...

Wow! This is a beautiful view. I wonder how chilly this water is, yiiiks! I love your post. :)

Jan said...

Wow, great photo for Watery Wednesday. All I can say about all that snow and ice is: better you than me. We're just not equipt for it.

Quiet Paths said...

You are getting it and all the icy water ornaments to go with. It's a little too ironic to be coincidence. I'm sure Mother Nature is a very literate lady. Who knows!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'll always think it's interesting to see snow so close to the water like that... and then I'm reminded of Alaska and think duh! It's amazing how different the photos are with the snow.

Kathiesbirds said...

Looks like she did a good job of slapping! You crack me up! (Are you wide awake now?)

Brenda Colleen Leyland said...

Hi...I popped over to your site from Lin's. Especially when you said you were homesick for the cowboy hats of Alberta. Yah, a fellow Albertan (although I must admit, I'm not smitten by cowboy hats, but they sure are popular around here).

Enjoyed browsing your site and will visit again.

Nice pictures!

Lin said...

congrats and stay warm.

Mojo said...

This reminds me one of the stories behind Kathleen Edwards song "Oh Canada!" (not to be confused with "O Canada", the national anthem). There's a line that goes "...but you act so surprised when the snow don't come..." which is about the climate change/global warming issue. Well it seems that just about the time that song was released Eastern Canada got pounded with a blizzard of legendary proportion.

So Mother Nature not only reads cool blogs, she's got great taste in music too!

Allison said...

Beautiful! That water looks very chilly! I will have to post some pictures of the birds that we saw Belize! We went mist-netting a couple mornings and caught quite a few different birds. I think my favorite birds that we saw were the Keel-billed Toucan and the Emerald Toucanet. The professor that went with us is an ornithologist so we saw our fair share of birds :)

Rose said...

Still looks like a woman with a head scarf on and her back to me...also looks just a tad bit more peaceful than the other two.

Squirrel said...

Nice. Of course our fairy dusting was followed by rains.




flogi

Squirrel said...

speaking of winter shorelines have you ever read "The Outermost House"
by
henry beston ?



I got the word veri-- chill (!)

Carletta said...

Enlarging it was wonderful!
Makes me want to reach for my sweater though. Looks so cold!!!

splummer said...

Hi!
We had about 2 inches of snow yesterday and a freezing misty rain. The roads were very slick, I know, I was driving on them to get home from work yesterday evening. Thanks for stopping by my place.

Sherrie

Natural Moments said...

It started snowing here this morning too in northwestern WA State and it hasn't let up yet. I think Winter has us in its paws.

SandyCarlson said...

What a difference a day makes, eh? Wow. That's quite a shot. I love slurpy ice.

Guy D said...

I got a cold shiver up my spine just looking at that pic, great capture. Time for a hot chocolate....lol.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Interesting about how ice has its larval stage. Best slurpies anywhere are 7-11.

Indrani said...

Yes, Mother Nature too enjoys reading your blog. :)
Really, what a coincidence!

magiceye said...

lovely post!! love your 'full of life' banter!

ramblingwoods said...

Funny..I have problems leaving comments at some blogs too and it is frustrating...Our dear old Lake Erie needs to freeze so that we don't keep getting lake effect snow here in western NY...

edward said...

i like to be warm inside my house.

George said...

I got cold just looking at the picture, but it is a great one. Stay warm.