The deep cold set in about 3 weeks ago. Very few days and no nights have been above freezing. As such, even the brackish and salt water are now freezing. The North River in Marshfield, MA empties into Massachusetts Bay. Parts of the River are a Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. It is primarily a habitat for striped bass and bluefish. This painting references a photo by Emily Katherine taken in November when ice was just beginning to form. Work still remains in the foreground.