Freezing weather, waves, and declining lake levels give rise to an interesting adornment on pilings: a beaded skirt.
Waves splash water on pilings and at sub-zero weather, the water running down the pilings freezes in pendant beads. Then the Lake continues to drop, the wind whips up the next day, and more pendant drops are formed. On the pilings shown here, this has happened four times.
Pendant icicles provide a beaded skirt of ice around local pilings.