The lake, as seen from the car two weeks ago on the way to Alpha's hockey championship:Forgive the poor photo quality, but you can still tell it was well frozen over.
Last weekend, things were starting to break up (as seen from the lake shore park not far from my house):
And this week, I had to make sure to get some beach in there for you to see any ice/snow at all:
It's not an unmixed blessing, though. In Cleveland, you can't count on the snow being done for the season till the calendar says May -- and I read somewhere recently that last year or the year before, there was a trace of snow recorded in mid-May. And when the lake thaws, the possibility of lake-effect snow returns. But now you can watch our lake thaw from the warmth of your home, wherever that happens to be. (I'm guessing it's somewhere warmer, but, hey -- you could be in Nome!)