Two blocks down from the library, the lake is looking icy

Taking a hike to get coffee during a morning stretch this week from my job at the Liverpool Public Library, I decided to take the route two blocks past Nichols, the way so familiar to me during lunch time in the warmer months.

What would Onondaga Lake look like with the stretch of brrrrr, I wondered?

Snowy entrance.

Snowy entrance.

A block out from Onondaga Lake Park, I set my cup of Paul de Lima butterscotch toffee down to the side and pulled my iPhone 6s out from my pocket.

Road to somewhere.

Road to somewhere.

Yes, snowy left and right.

Bank on it.

Bank on it.

A plow had pushed the snow as far as it could go on Tulip Street.

There is no there there.

There is no there there.

The park itself looked closed tight. Lights on the Lake had shut for the season on Sunday. The arches remained on the path, but there were no walkers or workers in sight.

No lines wet.

No lines wet.

Fishermen were not dangling any lines near the empty marina.

Snow and ice taking hold.

Snow and ice taking hold.

Around the berths, water was giving way to more solid material.

Not being a veteran of the Village of Liverpool quite yet, I’m intrigued about how thick things will get further into January, when February arrives, come March. Yes, there will be temperature ups and downs.

Vast wasteland.

Vast wasteland.

For now, though, the place might as well be the moon.

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More to come as the winter progresses.

Have you ventured near any frozen bodies of water lately? Would you go out on the ice or just look, and why? Which is your favorite photo, and why?

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23 thoughts on “Two blocks down from the library, the lake is looking icy

  1. Gorgeous photos! I love winter scenes. If it doesn’t rain, perhaps I will take a walk with my tablet today, although Herkimer does not offer the gorgeous lakeside views of Liverpool. Sometimes there is a brook…

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  2. I loved the photo “There is no-one there”. I think moments like that are more beautiful when you witness them alone. I saw my first snow while visiting my Canadian family last Christmas, and it was one of the loveliest things I have ever seen. Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

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