Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Ice out on Fall Creek
It has been rather cold for about 2 months, and a couple of days ago it was well below zero, and may be again next week, but right now: 62 degrees at our house. It has been cold enough that all of Fall Creek behind our house, and some ways up and down river, has been frozen across, very thick. People have gone ice skating on it, and last night in the twilight our dogs in the yard went bananas, because beyond their fence 10 deer were walking down the river on the solid ice. SO, today at about 2 pm, suddenly there was a rush of water and ice blocks, and FREE! An open channel, growing bigger every moment. You should see the 100 ducks behind the house: a bunch of clowns, diving in and flapping and swimming like penguins. I think they suffered, all ice and snow, what could they eat? But now, of course, they are all making plans to increase the size of the flock this spring. Duck love.