Winter and Summer Mixed Up
Im writing this to you the day after
my birthday, which would make today April 13th. It has been
so gorgeous outside both today and yesterday that I was able
to work on my suntan both days. Hopefully by the time this
column appears the ice will have left the lake, because as
of today theres still solid ice with snow covering it.
I must say that the mild temperatures of this week in April
have done a lot to melt the snow.
I went to Lanzis on the Lake for my
birthday. My aide Terry and her husband John joined us as
Terry and I have the same birthday. I noticed while dining
there that there was about twenty feet of water between the
shore and the ice pack. According to Lou Lanzi, "There
were snowmobilers out today. Those tracks you see on the ice
are fresh. They simply gun the engine and scoot out from shore
onto the ice."
When I asked him about what they do about
the twenty feet of water, his response was simple, "They
just barrel through it to the ice." This is one place
you wont see me. Ever.
Ive not seen ice fishermen or snow machines
on our lake for the past two weeks. And actually this year
Ive not seen the ice car races we usually see, although
they might have taken place while we were in Florida. Watching
ice car racing is pretty amazing. This is another place youll
never see me.
The whole thing about the depth of the ice
and how much weight it will hold is a mystery to me. All I
can think about is the deep cold water underneath.
Im finishing this column to you on the
14th of April after a day of picture perfect sunshine. My
aide Terry actually suggested upping my sunblock to SPF 30
today so I dont overexpose. A good warning to us all.
Its important to enjoy everyday, always
keeping in mind your own skin safety in the sun. Im
getting better at this everyday (enjoying the sun with safety
in mind). I just heard on the news that it should push 80
Tuesday (tomorrow) and then Thursday it could snow! Thats
the Northeast for you! Shorts one day and turtlenecks the
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"