Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:03 pm CDT

54 degrees F Clear Winds Calm

This afternoon was a very noisy one here at Loon Lake!

The lake is still completely ice covered and the ice is still solid up to the shore.

But out in the middle of the lake is a long and wide area that looks like big white snow drifts. That is where the noise is coming from. How can ‘snowdrifts’ make so much noise? The reason is because it isn’t snow. It is seagulls.

There is a huge flock of seagulls sitting on the ice. It has to easily number in the thousands. And they are making their presence known. They will probably be around for the next few weeks. At least until the ice is gone here and also until lakes further north are ice free.

But there is no sign of our beloved loons. And there won’t be any sign of loons until the ice is gone.

This afternoon was the first day that really felt like spring. Just that feeling of warmth and pleasant humidity that hugs you in its warmth.

We had rain most of the morning and the first green is showing as spring plants are forcing their way up through the ground. And then this afternoon there was a warmth in the air that felt better than it had anytime previously this year before this afternoon.

But we dare not get too used to it.

Because later this week there is prediction of a winter storm moving in. It is too early to know for sure but there is a possibility that by the end of the week we could get some significant snowfall.

Which will delay the arrival of our loons even more.

Ahhhhhh Minnesota - The Theater Of Seasons!

So all we can do is wait. And hope. And dream.

Copyright 2019 Larry R Backlund