|...BUT A LOT OF FUN!|
Saturday, 8:00 AM. 23 degrees, wind W, calm. The sky is overcast but the sun is trying to peek through in the east. The barometer predicts snow.
The bay is slowly freezing, with mostly ice from Ashland to Washburn, but it is fragile, and I saw no ice fishermen or ice boats out on it yesterday, Further north, at the beach, the ice is forming shelves at the shore line and there are some floating plates that look like big water lilies or fish scales forming, but it will be a long time before there is ice in the channel between Bayfield and Madeline Island.
I am letting Buddy off the leash to play fetch on Tenth Street (there is hardly ever a car passing through these days) and he fetches nicely, except that he is distracted by everything ,., a blowing leaf, a small bird, another dog… he is both very smart and observant, but also a knucklehead. A lot of fun, and also a lot of work.