This is what sub-zero looks like. It was just below zero Fahrenheit this morning when I shot these.
Up over the horizon, but blocked by clouds…
Peeking through the clouds …
Here the sun has risen and illuminates the ‘steam’ coming up from the surface waters which is really ice crystals.
This is just a clearer shot of the lake’s surface.
One of the things worth mentioning is that these were shot looking almost exactly due east, so you can see how much the sun has returned from its wintry trip down south. It is almost dead even on the horizon as it moves back north through spring and summer.
These photos were shot today, February first. Since the first of the year, we have added 13 minutes of daylight in the morning and 35 minutes in the afternoon, so we have a total of 48 more minutes of sunlight now than we did when the year started. Things are looking up.