Winter is upon us but summer is not too far away! Presently we have very little snow but we do have sufficient ice for fishing and skating. The weather has be around -15 or so for the last couple of weeks but a warming trend is on the way. We see the swan regularly on the open water of the river and an occasional eagle. It is nice that the river does not freeze and the birds can stay here for the winter. Soon enough warmer temps will come, the ice will melt and the loons will return.