Exactly one week ago I saw ice forming. The geese and ducks had left the lake. I was expecting completion of lake ice by this week. Well, it didn't happen. Mother Nature won again. She always does, I should have known better. The Canada geese arrived back this morning. I wonder where they went for one week.
Then I looked back and realized the ice didn't get fully formed and become "safe for travel" until mid-January! Silly me.