This Canada goose looks like he's wondering where all his buddies are. Jim Farnsworth, who owns the Sam & Judy Lewis home, took this picture. Jim said he hung out most of the day. I don't think there is any open water, even in the channel yet. I can usually see it from here - I'll look again tomorrow, but last time I paid attention the channel was solidly frozen over, too.
We will be getting a mixed bag of weather in the coming week. One thing I'm expecting is a bad mud season this year. I hope I'm wrong, but all the signs are there. The top of West Shore Road coming off of Route 2 is really bad - deep holes and washboard. I let Danville road crew know, but they haven't done anything about it yet. The warning cone they put by the big hole over the culvert has been knocked over - perhaps into the hole, I'm not sure - but it isn't doing any good, and someone could get into big trouble if they get too far over when meeting a car there.