Visit Michelle at the refreshing Nature Notes Thursday for a new look at the world.
On Saturday, Aaron and I went to the art center and when we were done, I told him I had read in the paper that the pond behind the museum was safe for skating. That was just intriguing enough to him that we drove down the lane and trekked over to the pond. It was as it has been - temperatures hovering around zero, frosty and snowy. In the photo below we are on the pond:
This is looking back toward the north. The art center is back there somewhere, but you can't see it from this view. I like the brown, bare trees against the pale blue sky.
While there is beauty in these weeks of snow coming in feet rather than inches and days of sub-zero temperatures, we here in Iowa, the Land of Canada, are jumping for joy at temperatures in the 30s and even in the 40s. We lost 2" of snow yesterday here in town. Up in the southwest corner of the state, they have snow drifts that are 20 feet high and they have 50" of snow on the ground. I hope we aren't looking at a flooding spring in a few months.