I went for a walk on one of those days not long ago, and pwetty nearwey fwoze my wips - while working up a sweat under my jacket. I had my hood up, then down; gloves on, then off. It was a weird day.
The snow that had fallen was mostly melted - but this was what all the trees along the walking trail looked like:
|The only snow on this - and all the other trees - was on the north side of the trunk.
This was happening, too:
|See the ice on the tips of the branches (left and slightly right of center of photo)? Many of the branches I saw had those little icy nodules on their very ends.
The sun was warm enough to melt ice and snow, but only where it could get directly at them. In shady areas and where the ice was thicker, the cold was winning.
Lucky for us, the little garden in the front of our house gets direct sunlight all day long, and so I'm happy to report that we now have these:
Have a good weekend, my friends. And for my overseas friends - a good Sunday and Monday.