Sunday, November 23, 2008
Lake Wingra freezes over
Because it's so small, Lake Wingra responds more quickly to falling temperatures than the other, larger Madison lakes. Sometimes it freezes, melts, and freezes again before Lake Mendota freezes over at all. It's the ice canary of Madison lakes. This was the view from Wingra Park Saturday as a thin sheet of ice covered the lake, trapping oak leaves and other debris along the shore. Not quite ready to walk on yet, but unless we get a big thaw, soon ice boats will be flying across the sleek surface. More photos at this Flickr set.