Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter, Winter, and More Winter

The saving grace this winter has been the sunshine!  It's been cold for what seems like a month now, but we've had sunshine most every day, and I've been able to get out for a walk to enjoy some of the sights that only winter can bring.
The lake is completely frozen.
I've been chopping a hole in the ice by the dock to check the ice depth each day, and it has grown to about 2 1/2".
We always leave at least one snag tree in the woods for woodpeckers, and possibly bears, and for eagle perches.
This phenomenon is called "hair frost".  It only occurs on dead wood that has a certain sort of bacteria.  It is very delicate and fragile, and quite beautiful.
And, the cold days are perfect for baking and reading.  However, I'll be really glad to see spring and warmer days!