As winter pushes fall out of here for another year, along with many cabin owners, Rainy Lake begins its slow accumulation of ice along the rocks and docks that protrude into its waters.  The stillness of its surface creates unmatched reflections, as even the thinnest layer of early ice is a barrier to the common ripple.  

During all other seasons, when the lake is calm and liquid, every slight movement of an insect or tree dropping provides a never-ending display of tiny circular waves moving outward from its source.  But once ice takes hold -- and only until a layer of snow covers its glow -- Rainy Lake can be a mirror of spectacular double scenery shots, if the wind keeps its distance during the formation. 

It may only last a day, or even part of one, so hurry if you don't want to miss it.