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Glacial Retreat

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Low, sustained temperatures behind us, the lake has begun its slow return to the incubator-esque temperatures of the summer swelter. Between now and then is the slow process of shoreline ice melt and, eventually, steady spring warming.


As I write this post, however, I am reading a piece on the Trib website reminding me of the tumultuous nature of March weather in Chicago. History has shown big snow storms, and a range in record temperatures of nearly 100 degrees F. So who knows what "lousy Smarch weather" is in store for the Windy City.


While we wait to find out, here's an image of that shore line ice breaking up and melting into little, clear canonballs of ice somewhere between Fullerton and North Avenue. To get this perspective, I hung my camera underneath my tripod and lowered the front of the lens nearly to the sand. As I was composing and exposing I got pelted by a big, cold wave. Luckily yours truly was between my camera and the better part of that wave and I avoided catastrophe.


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Taken on February 27, 2010