Erie in Winter: Images of a Frozen Lake

Last winter I had the chance to stop by Shade’s Beach just before sunset. The lake was frozen and the ice dunes were crowding the shoreline. I watched a family and their dog trek out perhaps 1/2 mile onto the ice, returning just as the evening’s light disappeared. The sun set quickly, and it was very quiet. The images I returned with are surreal, as few Erie residents actually witness the lakeshore in this state – still, barren, yet painted with color.

This year we still have a liquid lake for the time being. We’ll have to see whether we will have a walkable lake in early 2009.

I added this image and several other winter lake images to my gallery of Lake Erie images. Have a look and enjoy the beauty of Erie’s lakefront.