Today the sky was blue and the sun was bright. Temperatures were just warm enough to start the melting process. The icicles below were hanging off our eaves and quickly melting. If you look closely you will see water droplets falling from the ice.
As the ice liquefied it became more like crystal than frosted glass and the sun shining through caused the branches to sparkle. The weakening ice also was breaking off the trees and, what I couldn't capture in the photos, created snapping and popping like a million bowls of Rice Krispies.
The branches of small evergreen trees and bare saplings held onto their icy jackets most of the day. The melting process is halted for the night as temperatures dropped back down below freezing.
The air contained enough moisture to create fog which settled into some of the valleys for most of the day.
The snow plows came through several times during the past couple of days, but the density of the ice under the snow made a clean sweep impossible. That's ice on our road! I did go into town today and used the 4WD in several places (wheee! I do love my truck!!), though the main roads were about 90% clear.
The topic this week is simple. That brings to mind a multitude of subjects. What photos do you have of the simple side of life? Join us! The rules are simple!