When I arrived--just before the actual sunrise, that today occurred at 7:18--things looked pretty bleak, though there were a few more interesting features than yesterday. For one thing the water was pretty turbulent. All that motion plus the fact that our temps haven't been getting much lower than the low 20s lately has pretty much eliminated any surface ice from the lake. A few spots showed signs of slush, but certainly not the reflective plane that had existed early in the week.
I ran out in nothing but a light sweater and snapped a few satisfying shots.
I went inside to collect my things and prepare to practice.
Not 5 minutes later I looked outside and saw...color! Hey...gotta run out and get a shot of that!
Not 2 minutes later I looked again and...holy crap! This thing is really getting good!
Rather than take the time to run outside, I hunkered down in the lounge watching the sun illuminating the clouds and snapped pics through the glass as the spectacle unfolded (if you look closely you can see the reflections).
It just kept going...