This photo taken today, at about 9:45 AM. The thermometer does not lie: it is -25℃, Swix Polar is the recommended ski wax, the weatherstick is pointing straight out (whatever that means) and snow conditions indicate that winter has arrived. Note canoe and kayak on the truck. These folks were looking for open water. Seriously.
We advised them that it might be difficult to find in these parts and, if they did find some, potentially very hazardous.
Can I call this the first "ice-out report" of 2012?