Our frigid weather will be leaving us this week as warmer air comes in. Below is a picture of the river taken Sunday from the Washington Street bridge looking upstream. You can see little ice islands in the water.
On Saturday the river was frozen over from the Talbert bridge to the midpoint of Iroquois Park. The cold extended that ice several hundred feet further upstream in just a day. I suspect all the ice will be gone by the end of the week.
(The picture below is the view on Sunday from the Washington Street Bridge looking downstream. You can see the edge of the ice, though the shadow of the bridge obscures it.)
The Rensselaer Adventure Facebook page, which is used to draw viewers to the blog posts, has finally reached 1500 likes.
Congratulations are in order for our Jasper County Fair Queen. (And here.)