Well, Groundhog Day has come and gone, and winter roars on in the Midwest. I guess we are lucky in that we still measure storm totals in inches, not feet, but the jet stream has us in its sights, and one fears what increased volatility (typical for these parts in late February and early March) may bring! We have had the polar vortex, the snow roller snow, followed by another arctic plunge, and now Nika, followed by another arctic plunge. There is more snow, more single digit or sub-zero temps, yada yada, in the long-term forecast...for as far as the weather eye can see. And so I offer for your amusement yet more images of frozen, snowy Ohio...heh. Grab a blanket, snuggle up by the fire, and enjoy!
The most ice the Little Miami has seen in quite some time!
Cedar Run, heading south to join the Mad River
Looking north toward Cedar Bog, which is actually a fen
Just another day at the beach, right? Right?
Birdies are very dependent on me these days
Mama Cardinals and a Dark-eyed Junco butt
Well-fed Song Sparrow
And of course these clowns
Massie Creek on the eve of Nika
Fish pond...I went with black and white...it suited the day
One of a series of ponds just off HWY 68 in Springfield, OH
They are usually home to geese and ducks
Not so much right now!
Frozen pond at a local park
Love this giant cedar!
Aye, tis cold!
Yet so lovely
We have a large goose population that winters here
I see them in droves out in the corn fields, and they can always find open water on the Mad River, as it never freezes
However, something tells me that THIS goose wants to be on a warm beach, one with a tiki bar! Or is that just me?
Remnants of the aforementioned Nika
My moccasin print in the ice-capped snow
Rather beautiful on the shrubbery, though!
Winter wears on, but I think Santa is ready to bug out!
And Joseph seems to be asking, "How long until Spring, oh Lord?"
How long, indeed...