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Is it frozen yet? Every morning for the past few weeks, I've peered into the gray dawn, looking for the absence of waves on the lake. If there wasn't a choppy surface, then I stared harder still, trying to determine if the reflection was due to calm water, or a skim of ice. One morning the pink clouds reflected on both ice and liquid, as a thin sheet filled my bay. The next morning, I couldn't see any open water.

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