Winter lake

Posted on January 12, 2008

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Artist Betty Beeby, who’s been intimately acquainted with Torch Lake for a long time, remembers a night when cold descended so suddenly that the lake froze without a ripple.  The next morning skaters moved over the glassy surface, chasing their own shadows across the sandy bottom as fish swam far below them.  Betty pulled her easel and a kitchen chair onto the ice and captured the scene in watercolors.  When she told me this story I was enchanted.  It would be something to see, wouldn’t it?