Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Little Pleasant


During a trip to the dentist last week, the dental assistant told me that her husband was "going down to Three Rivers for the weekend, to do some ice fishing." He was going to Little Pleasant Lake, and since I didn't know where that was I set out to find it. Turns out it is one of the closest-in lakes, and, delightfully, the lake does not have the usual total encrustation of large modern houses that barnacle the shores of many area lakes (I used to live in a lake barnacle, don't hate me...) Anyway, I saw no ice fishermen, but I did see a group of people sitting in lawn chairs on the snow at the edge of the lake, with a nice bonfire going.

That's Little Lake Pleasant, glimmering icily just past the old barn.

Oh what a beautiful day we had today! It started out at 0F (-18C) and warmed up to about 18F (-8C) but the blue skies and sunlight on the snow worked their euphoric magic. On the way home I took the dogs to Meyer Broadway Park, where cross-country skiers and tubing children provided entertainment for the dogwalkers.

11 comments:

Julie said...

Love this combination of image and text. The text is a delightful read.

How do you have a fire going on ice? It is a lovely image, but ends with them sinking slowly down down down ...

Jacob said...

Heh, heh, heh, heh! I get a kick out of how casually you mentioned that it "warmed" up to 18 degrees F. Sheesh!

But it is 18 degrees warmer than where you started!

And you did get this very nice photo... You actually saw people sitting in lawn chair in the snow? What, are you all mad in that part of the world? :-)

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I should have taken a picture of the people in the lawn chairs, but I was driving, and the road was icy, and nowhere to turn around... excuses, excuses.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A very pretty shot, especially when enlarged. We were out today too--it was beautiful.

Eki said...

This is a beautiful photo. I can only imagine the chill at -18C. But still it's beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

-18C sounds good to me (thanks for the conversion btw) especially in such a lovely place. The old barn just adds to the perfection.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee hee
A veritable heat wave, huh?!
;-)

VP said...

So we learn that nice thing happens at the dentist's and even that 'warm' becomes a relative idea when pondering temperature around 18F.

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful winter photo with the snow and barn in the background! It's a balmy 10 degrees here in Minnesota today!

Lois said...

You would roast down here if you warm up at 18F! This is a beautiful scene.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

looks as if it'll be just as pretty in summer