Wednesday, January 21, 2009

WATERY WEDNESDAY – Water Down Below (Lake Erie)



For quite some time now, the surface of the lake has been frozen for as far out as I can see, but it’s taken the recent deep cold to make it thick enough for some ice fishers to venture out. The first photo is of the new winter “landscape” of the lake, with a white “rivers” of wind-driven loose snow flowing towards the shore. Down below, in the second photo, the liquid water and the fish still move at will.







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27 comments:

Darla said...

That's amazing!

Mojo said...

Man, what some people do for fun just ... Brrr!

Then again, imagine the fish.

Kallen305 said...

It is so neat to see the lake frozen like that. I would have no desire to ice fish, but it would be interesting to walk around the lake while being that solid.

Great pictures.

Lin said...

that's not an activity that ever interested me...ice fishing...brrrrrr!

Dianne said...

stunning photos! you made cold look beautiful :)

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Deborah! Beautiful photos, but oh so cold. As much as I love cold weather, you would be hard pressed to find me on a frozen lake ice fishing, freezing my bum off. Not my idea of fun recreation. Lisa

2sweetnsaxy said...

That's just amazing. It's so big it looks like the ocean and then to see it frozen. Amazing.

Aleta said...

Man, that's amazing. It's beautiful and looks down right COLD. I would never think of Lake Erie being frozen. Thanks for sharing these pictures!

Jan said...

I know there's water below, bet you can't wait to see it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Dumb question Deb (from someone who lives where lakes don't freeze THAT much)... How do you know when the lake is frozen enough to walk out there?????

Hugs,
Betsy

Kathiesbirds said...

Brrr! I hope you have the woodstove cranking! I'll take my cactus view instead! If I look hard enough I think I can see DR. Zivago out there!

VALKYRIEN said...

Your pictures shows that cold can be beautiful! A landscape covered with snow is so quiet and peaceful - even when it's freezing!

Carletta said...

Great shots!
I have ice fishers as well. :)

Deborah Godin said...

@ Betsy from Tenn.
I don't know how they know when it's safe. Last spring I saw a bunch of them out there on ice that had water on top and looked pretty "rotten". I kept watching them, thinking, if I see someone suddenly sink, I'm calling 9-1-1!!

ilanadavita said...

Two very impressive shots.

zain said...

Beautiful pictures, we we have no snow

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Shellmo said...

Those ice fisherman are brave (and maybe crazy too). I think I'd take my chances on a smaller, shallower lake. Love your photos!

Cloudia said...

The Great Lakes are scarier than the pacific I'm floating in now. Aloha- Good capture, Deborah.

Sylvia K said...

Cold I know, but truly beautiful! And your pictures are terrific!

Avid Reader said...

Thinking of the life under the ice in the lake reminds me of reading The Immense Journey in college. (Loren Eisley essays) There is one about a fish... well, you may have read it. But if not I think you'd like it. I haven't thought about him in ages and ages.

Avid Reader said...

My father was a fisherman--all types spear, ice, angling, fly... you name it. ice fishing made him seem extra rugged to me.

SandyCarlson said...

Ice fishermen...I don't understand. Every time I look at your Erie photos I have to remind myself it is a lake and not a sea!

magiceye said...

awesome images

gardenpath said...

Folks do that here, too. I haven't heard much about it yet, so the ice must not be thick enough.

I can't get over the vastness of your view. Do you think it is colder there than away from the water?

Rose said...

Looks so lonely and cold there! For some reason I love that top picture though.

Quiet Paths said...

Deb, I heard that Lake Erie is completely frozen over; have you heard this too? These photos are causing me to go in hunt of my wool sweater.