11 Images for the first day of 2011:
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It was a beautifully cold, crisp first day of the year - perfect for a walk along the lake. When I first arrived, I heard a loud whistling noise that sounded like some kind of high-tech air horn. But it turned out to be the sound people were making by taking up thin sheets of ice from along the shore, and skimming them on the skin of ice covering parts of the lake. As the skimmed piece of ice shattered, a high-pitched squeak/whistling noise was made from the friction of ice on ice. Walking further along the path brought a peaceful quietness, many lovely vistas and wonderful shadows cast upon the icy lake.