Sebago Lake Ice

May 19, 2008


Provided and copyright by: John Stetson
Summary author: John Stetson 

The image on the left was taken on April 14, 2007 just as large cracks were appearing on Sebago Lake in Maine. Sirius can be seen in the upper-left-hand side of this picture. The setting of this brilliant star in the west is another sign of the change of seasons. By the morning of the 20th, the last remaining ice was being pushed by winds from the south. The next day (right image), much of the remaining ice had changed color and character. This rotten ice soon disintegrated as the warming lake waters and higher Sun were not to be denied.