Animal-like shapes in the ice on a pondSome strange and wondrous beings visited our backyard pond in recent days, taking advantage of the unusually cold weather we’d been experiencing.

They disappeared last night, and I doubt I’ll see them again this year.  After a month of sunshine and extreme (for us) low temperatures, we’re finally getting back to our “normal” west coast winter: grey skies, rain and – mercifully – warmer temperatures.

The daily dose of sunshine was nice while it lasted, and I enjoyed meeting the lovely, dancing pond creatures. But I’m a true west coaster, so I’m happy enough to have the familiar sound of rain on the roof once more.

(Click on the photo to enlarge.)

About Laurie MacBride, Eye on Environment

Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

2 responses »

  1. Sherry Galey says:

    Such an intriguing capture! It must have been strange to have such cold weather where you are. Glad it has abated. We still have a lot to go through…

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