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The (frozen) shore of Lake Huron
The (frozen) shore of Lake Huron
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Some hard water indeed
Some hard water indeed
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Some little critter had to check it out!
Some little critter had to check it out!
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Frozen waves???
Frozen waves???
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Ice shingles???
Ice shingles???
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Waxy-looking icicles on the pier...yes it was slippery and yes I was careful!!!
Waxy-looking icicles on the pier...yes it was slippery and yes I was careful!!!
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Can't tell from this pic but these are oldsquaw, a.k.a. long-tailed ducks, not a pintail but similar tail!
Can't tell from this pic but these are oldsquaw, a.k.a. long-tailed ducks, not a pintail but similar tail!
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Frozen lake
Frozen lake
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Finally, my backyard
Finally, my backyard
Jmd123March 2nd, 2021, 8:15 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2536
Okay, been a while since I've posted a nice photo story. So...here's the first of three! Time to catch up...

Like most of you, we have been getting the deep freeze lately, which has put a crimp in my winter sports season. Getting older doesn't help either, nor does having a very drafty house (with mice and ants to boot - moving this summer, buying my own house, but that's another story...). Nevertheless, winter can be quite beautiful, as you can see in these shots at the mouth of the Au Sable River. Plus I saw at least one male and several females of oldsquaw or long-tailed duck, a new one on my "life list" (& I'm not even really a birder!). This particular day was a bit warmer & less windy, plus some hot food & drink in my tummy helped (a thermos of hot tea is part of my standard ice-fishing gear).

The next two stories will feature warmer climates, I promise! But this is what it looks like around here right now for the most part...enjoy! Jason, does this remind you of Alaska?

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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