Last week the lake in the Park was covered from end to end with Canada geese, some swimming and some standing around on the newly formed ice. Within a few days, the Lake was completely frozen and the geese were gone.
Often a few geese will overwinter here if they can find open water to swim and feed in, but I have a feeling this year they will all be gone. The lakes around here are freezing very early this year, and Winter is not even officially here!
The last couple of days have not been so cold, and temperatures today will actually be above normal, but by the weekend we will be in the deep freeze again.
Still, I am grateful for small mercies. Minnesota is trying to dig out from a monster snow storm, and I would not like to have to deal with that this early in the season.