Monday, January 14, 2013

January River

The snow stopped a couple of weeks ago, the skies cleared, and the temperature dropped. Daytime highs have crept above freezing only a few times, and lows have consistently been in the low teens. That has done a work on the river.

I went down to the river yesterday to watch and listen to the flows and the floes.

I went outside again last night to listen to the river, and couldn't hear a thing. This morning revealed the reason for the silence.

It isn't completely silent. Every few minutes the ice pops, or gives off a muffled boom. But it doesn't look like it's going anywhere soon. Which means I won't be fishing anytime soon, either.

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