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.