All week long we have been watching the ice as it has been slowly melting and changing colors. This morning is had turned a very dark green which is always a good sign of spring. There was a widening channel of water near shore. At about 2 o'clock, I went out to take pictures. The area of ice free water was still wider and another channel of water had opened near the middle. Before I got a chance to post those pictures, the north wind started blowing pushing the ice south and making the ice pile up at Breezy Point toward the east side of the lake. It won't be long now and the ice will be gone!