Saturday, February 11, 2017

I Melt With You

It hit 42˚ today and this is what you get when stuck between open water and melting ice.
Click on the pics to get a fuller view.


A real Wisconsin fisherman spits in the face of winter (and heavy currents and freezing water)


Jasper makes a mental note to come back for this later


A real ice fisherman will drag small buildings and campers onto a melting lake






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  1. I can't imagine dragging buildings onto a lake! The Ice must be so thick.

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    1. Me neither, in my eyes they are all insane no matter how (allegedly) thick the ice is.

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    1. Thank, TTT, almost fell on my butt when trying to catch an eagle, but somehow caught myself.

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  3. What incredible photos

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Coming from you that's really something, Darren.

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  4. wow incredible, that fisherman is mad it must be freezing x

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    1. There were about four of them up by the dam, Sarah, and I agree they are a special kind of crazy.

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  5. That would NOT be my favourite way to spend a winter day! Jasper seems to be enjoying it though. :)

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    1. Yeah, taken yesterday, February 11. It did get up to 42˚ but I'm seeing a water temperature of 32˚ for that river further north. In contrast, an indoor pool is about 82˚. Jasper was going bat shit crazy for sure, DS. Spring is afoot.

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    1. Thanks, Birgitta, I was armed with more knowledge about shooting ice and snow this time around.

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  7. Did see Brige of Spies and liked it very much. Yes, not sure of the actress, but the Victoria is the one on PBS right now.

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  8. Okay, I usually only watch Sherlock but Victoria did catch my eye.

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  9. Lovely shots! Our lake has finally frozen over solid.

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    1. The water just down the road is totally open after a week of warming up.

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  10. Spring is coming... but the ice must be very big, when a camper can be on it (with us it's normally not possible).
    Have a nice new week

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    1. Someone was saying it was pretty thick but with water on top like that and open water by my house I don't trust it one bit. This is southern Wisconsin so we don't have bonfires or a lot of SUVs on the lake at least.

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  11. Jeanna, you always come up with a tune that is new to me. Back home there have been several snowmobile that have gone through the ice, dangerous times. Thanks for stopping by. Be safe and stop back again.

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    1. It's another warm one today so it's shots from the shore for me. That's always a danger although I haven't seen many snowmobiles on the paths down the road. Maybe I'm being optimistic, but I'm kissing winter goodbye.

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  12. Have the utmost respect for the ice fishermen dealing with the cold, so I'm happy if they can afford to take with then a little warmth! Beautiful photo of Jasper (so you have two dogs?) Many thanks for sharing your winter life in Wisconsin with ALL SEASONS,and hope for a a little happiness this week for you:)

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    1. I have zero dogs, J., but am friend, sitter and dog walker to many. Pretty happy about the weather lately, knock on wet wood. I did just a bit of ice fishing when I was younger and yes, froze my but off cuz I'd only go out in practically arctic temps. Never used an ice shack or power tools or tent. Pretty out there, but no amount of beer or brandy could warm you up without shelter.

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  13. Hi Jeanne. And I thought we were cold! I would be interested to see your (Bald?) eagles but I think you are right not to bait them. Soon be spring for both of us.

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  14. It just seemed like cheating and those birds are very well fed from the river. I don't like to interfere with nature. The pics kind of sucked, but I can put a few on Twitter and link you. My longest lens is 250 and chasing them down the river didn't seem worth it. I half suspect the one I got is still sitting in the same tree, lol.

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  15. Amazing shots! especially the fisherman and the small buildings and campers onto a melting lake...
    Many thanks for sharing them with us! Have a great week ahead!

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    1. When I was younger I thought they were fat arses out there in all that comfort, now that I am a fat arse I just think they're nuts (but intriguing).

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  16. I can't imagine walking on ice let alone driving on it. I would be terrified but I suppose that's because I have never lived in those kind of temperatures.

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  17. I would have my doubts driving on it no matter how cold it gets, let alone setting bonfires like those a little further north.

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  18. I've walked on some ice before! But driving on it...whoa!

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    1. Driving and bonfires is where I draw the line, Tamar.

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  19. Wonderful wintry photos and great one of your doggie ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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    1. Just another pup I met on my travels, Carol. He was very sweet and keen to go out on the ice with his owners.

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  20. So cold Jenna. So so cold. We saw those ice fishing shacks ready to go when we visited Bill's sister and BIL in Bemidji Minnesota one Autumn. Even though it was sunny, just thinking about ice-fishing made me shiver. Our BIL and their kids couldn't wait though. To each his own I guess.

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    1. Minnie Sota is a whole. 'nother. Level. I've spent some time in the Twin Cities and don't remember it being anything but cold, even in September. I'm anxious to take some time this week to see what state the ice dwellers are in since Sunday. I'd tell you to stay warm, but you know. Jealous.

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  21. We had 42 degrees celsius last week. Heatwave.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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  22. What what what? Those are Arizona temps and if you're in Sydney no desert?...that's gawd awful.

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  23. Jenna, a sport that I have never understood. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I think if you have the right clothes, a warm shack, a power auger, lots of beer, jerky, hot soup...then why even bother fishing.

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  24. Really nice photos but I'm not a huge fan of ice, it looks way too dangerous for me.

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    1. I'm more of an observer rather than an ice interacter, Anne.

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  25. Any time I see ice fishermen, I think of the story Patrick McManus wrote in one of his books about ice fishing...

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  26. And here's me thinking we have had it cold here in Bonnie Scotland. Brr you photo's are very atmospheric especially with the black and white edit Jeanna. Fascinating to see the ice fishermen. Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. It really wasn't that cold, Nessie, and signals the start of some incredibly spring like weather. I only saw one piece of ice on the river and the big lake (we have three) was full of puddles.

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  27. I have seen shows about people who ice fish and have those little cabins. I saw one where they had a big meal inside the cabin. I guess it is fun for those who enjoy cold weather. #OurWorldTuesday

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  28. Hi Jeanna, when I read 42 degrees I was thinking C, but it's obviously F! Your photos in black and white add atmosphere to the photos, the fishermen are plainly bonkers and looking at Jasper with his short fur, is making me feel decidedly chilly!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

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  29. I'm hoping it's going to start getting warmer with us! Last week's snow storms in MA were enough for me, although the kids do love it. We have lots of conversations about not going out on to the frozen ponds and lakes near us, you just never know!

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