Ice Melt and Horses

rice_lake_ice_01I went back to my Austere Winter Lake to see how the beautiful ice formations were doing in the melt.

rice_lake_ice_04The big blue slabs have diminished considerably.

rice_lake_ice_03But have taken on some incredible new shapes.

rice_lake_ice_02And the minute structures within the ice are being whittled away by the sun.

rice_lake_ice_05And with that warming sun shining down, the austere lake, although still wintery, is starting to look like spring.

spring_horses1These horses were certainly enjoying their afternoon bask.

spring_horses2It won’t be long now before those blankets can come off.

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