The ice is soooo close to being gone! Here are some photos from the last few days of watching the thaw. Usually the ice melts by the end of April, not March. The birds have returned and the sounds of life are back filling the air. Gone is the still silence of winter and I know we have survived yet another of the coldest and darkest seasons. To be honest, the only thing I used to love about winter was downhill skiing but since we moved to the lake, I admit I really enjoy winters now. Even when the temperature goes to -30 C for days on end. I love being cozy by the fire and watching the snow swirling about outside.