I should title this photograph, "From a Winter that Was" This past one definitely wasn't! I felt a bit sorry for all the ice fisherman who used to sit on their stools on frozen Walton Lake. It did freeze, but thawed in a bit more than a week, and never was thick enough to support fisherman, skaters, or much else. The issue in question is "global" warming, not local warming, but if this year were a portent of things to come even around here, it's a major shift in the climate. I hope not, but who knows?