The sunrise called out to me to go and enjoy the light show. I always am up before it all begins. It has been 12F(-12C) for the last two days and predicted to warm up the same today. Makes it rough to get out and play, but I have found some reasons , such as mirrored ice on the ponds to skate on. The last snow yesterday covered this perfect ice so I will have to shovel off an area.
Mallard Ducks on the Des Moines River
One can see to the bottom of the pond through the ice at four inches
The trees reflect in the mirror like ice
Keep your stick on the ice, lets go skating!
Then the storm approached dropping a small amount of snow, with more arriving later today. That sun comes out and makes me think picnic. I will make some deviled eggs, but need to figure out how to keep them from freezing.
A cardinal idea, it is so cold my camera refuses to work, so lets head inside!
A eagle has ice on it's back from fishing early today.