Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Cannon Freezes

On Monday the Cannon River just upstream from the dam was mostly covered with snow-topped ice, with just a narrow channel of open water down the middle. One of my Facebook friends posted about how lovely it was to go skiing in the Cowling Arboretum with the nearby river still open. I agree that open water in a snowy landscape is a beautiful sight, so dark and shining.

On Thursday I realized that although the scene looked the same (see below), the channel down the middle had frozen. It only looked like an open channel at first glance because there was no new snow to cover the new ice with a coating of white. Today's heavy snows will rectify that.

1 comment:

Christopher Tassava said...

Great pictures. That long black streak is beautiful, all right. I skied on Wednesday night, and the river in the Arb was amazing - almost more silver than black.