The February thaw, followed by freezing, sunny days, resulted in a slick, smooth ice surface on our little pond. Although I haven’t skated in years, this inviting skating rink was too good to pass up. I was going to take my old, rarely used skates out there….
Before I got around to that, the weather changed and today a snow storm is rolling in. As the snowflakes began to fall, I grabbed up my skates and took a quick whirl around the ice before it could be buried under a new layer of snow.
The redpolls are taking advantage of a last minute opportunity to stock up on seed before the storm hits.
The river, so recently in full flow, is going back to sleep. Winter has returned.