Frosted Greenery

The weeds caught a good deal of rime this morning, like small icicles sticking up and out of the edges of the low weeds.  It’ll be warming up again – Indian summer – but it looks like the temperatures will …

Ice Box

We had frozen rain and a fleeting attempt at having snow one last time, April’s final hurrah.  The forecast was quite tragic and reality didn’t meet up to it very well.  Everything was coated in ice this morning.  The wind …

Frosted Grass

As the dog and I approached the grassy verge of the trails, there was a sparkly quality to everything.  It had been a frosty night and there were ice cystals everywhere.  It isn’t possible for me to capture it but …

Snow Star

The snow came down in white piles today.  It accumulated overnight but turned to liquid when it hit the ground today.  Until it reached the ground, though, it was still cold and sticky and would clump in the plants and …

Frozen Drops

The snow was mixed with rain and the drops looked like they would escape the ends of these twigs.  But if they aren’t already frozen, they will be soon.  The cold will keep them stuck to that bush, unless it …

Fleeting Feathers

This rolling ball of down – I’m guessing duck feathers but I can’t really tell – came whisking down the river as I was looking at some tracks.  I couldn’t tell what it was.  It moved like a little tumbleweed, …

Ice Sheets

The river froze pretty heavily a week ago.  I hadn’t realized how thickly until there was a weird thaw this week.  The river was rushing along for a day or so and then we had another hard freeze.  The ice …

Hanging On

There are a number of trees along the river that dangle their furthest branches in the river.  When the water rises, it covers these branches further, which makes for interesting eddies in the river.  They also catch all sorts of …

Air Like Quicksilver

The dog and I were along the river early enough that the warm day forecasted hadn’t yet melted everything.  The ice is thin though and will be gone by tomorrow.  I noticed movement under ice and realized it was small …