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Waiting for the ice to melt on Lake Nipissing.
As the ice recedes on Lake Nipissing, warmer days hint at summer skies.
Slowly, Winter edges its way onto the landscape.
The snow is the obvious evidence that it leaves when it first makes its move.
More subtle is the stealth with which it snaps the lock on the water of our lake.
It has done its work near the shore.
The last will be done in the distance. Out of sight. Often at night.
The hoar frost on the south shore signals that our lake is very close to freezing over for the winter.
A couple of days should see it covered in ice.
We won’t see waves again until the end of April, if then.
Late November morning, crisp, windless.
Sparse snowflakes drift lazily to meet the water.
In the distance,
The Bay turns around the corner and meets the Lake.
Lake Nipissing has many moods.
Late in November come days when the wind is calm, the sky is tranquil and the light is wonderful.
This is the “waiting” time of year.
Quiet anticipation of events to come is in the air.