When I looked out 45 minutes later, the sun had risen and the temperature went down 2°! It went to +2°. We have seen this before and don't know why but it is common.
A large icicle has started to form. I asked the mister to not knock it down until it is larger so I could get a picture.
As I looked at the snow covered ice in front of the cabin I see three of the openings that the lake bottom springs have kept open - for a while.
AND...something small has left tracks and maybe even a tail swipe - perhaps a muskrat?
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Soon the ice fishing people will come. Maybe we can give away all of the equipment for that sport that we have stored in the shed. It is just taking up room now.