The Thaw

Long stretch of cold converted the lake into a rink, forcing Jack and Jill into the reeds.

J & J


The thaw occurs at lake’s edge first, given the pattern of the sun.

Lake Thaw

As the ice thins variably elsewhere it gives the lake the appearance of waves frothing and foaming.

Wave Look

Only the stillness of the gulls congregating in one spot to thaw the ice and peck for little fish under the surface gives away nature’s trompe l’oeil, while granddaughters celebrate the grand illusion with a mustache song.

Gulls closeup

Moustache Girls


About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to The Thaw

  1. Dr. Gary Williams says:

    Len, I love the shot with the girls. I hope that you are there 40 years from now as your father is. Gary

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