Cracked Glass

January 03, 2015  •  1 Comment

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For a moment in time God lowered down a huge pane of cracked glass and placed it on Lake Waubesa. I have never seen anything quite like it; so glassy that it looked wet. But no, it was just the shiny, reflective surface on a lake covered in hard, cold, cracked glass. I spent the afternoon skating around, meeting people, taking photos, and enjoying the novelty of it. 

First I met this delightful family out for a stroll on the ice with their twin baby girls. Amazingly they stayed upright the whole time!

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Then I met Ernie, Iris, Bea, and Luna. They moved to our neighborhood a few months ago from the deep South. They are getting used to the frozen lake idea.

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They weren't always successful in staying upright but they had a grand time playing fetch with Luna. It didn't take Luna long to get her ice legs.

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Some lovely young ladies stopped by to skate.

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When Mark joined me we headed out across the lake to pester the ice fishing community. We pulled my camera in a sled. I didn't dare risk falling on my face and crushing my camera! I did manage to stay upright except when I lay on the ice to get a shot.

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And pester we/I did. The fishermen we talked to were very gracious and gave me permission to photograph them and include them in my blog. Thanks guys!

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As we headed home I shouted at these two groups of hockey players to line up well spaced including their dogs so that I could get the photos I wanted. Surprisingly all twelve of them said, "Sure!" ;O> Aren't they awesome, cooperative guys with hockey sticks and dogs?!?

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Here is the Father Lode of cracks!

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In the evening we were graced with the company of our niece, Carrie, our sister-in-law, Linda, and their friend, Kelsey for a sunset skate.

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The next morning the moment in time had passed. The lake was covered with a layer of snow and now our Cracked Glass is just a sweet memory!

 

 

 

 


Comments

1.David Bennett(non-registered)
Super set of photo's Sue, I'm a keen angler so I enjoyed seeing the images of the anglers out on the ice catching what looked like Perch. I can't say we ever go to such lengths here in England to pursue our hobby though!
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