Open water and ice 11812.2_Staats (1 of 1)We’ve fluctuated between winter and warmer seasons (whether fall or seemingly spring), all in the scope of one week.  After a lovely snowfall last Monday, our temperatures have risen and stayed above freezing.  All ice that had formed is losing its grip.  As if reaching its long fingers out to try to hold on, the cracks are evident.  The lines between open water and ice are quickly diminishing.  Good for the birds, and those people who favor warmer temperatures for winter; bad for those that revel in our winter snow and cold.