November 15th. Excelsior Commons.
The thin skin of ice spreading across Lake Minnetonka is like a curtain pulling down on the lake. It was early November 15, when I took this photo, but posted on the 17th. So early for the depth of winter to bear down on us with near zero temperatures (tonight). I will walk a few miles in the morning before work, confident that the streets will be desolate at 4:45 am. I will be wrapped in my winter gear and accept it for what it is.