Jyväsjärvi has been my marker of passing time and changing seasons. When we arrived at the beginning of February, it was frozen, of course. 12 days ago, walking along the shore with Brian, the ice was fragile and the shoreline was watery. This past week, with warmer weather (think low-mid 40s/ 4-7 degrees C) and some rain, the ice is gone. Here's a photo essay of the evolution of Jyväsjärvi over 3 months. Note: click on photo for larger view.