We had a few hours of sun yesterday, so I took a hike in a local marsh. It was a silent walk, no birds, no squirrels, no deer, nothing moving on a relatively warm-ish (20 F) day. But the sunlight brought out some unusual colors in the landscape.
This would be a great place to ice skate, but it is not uniformly frozen. At least the muck below the ice in the marsh is not frozen yet. I found this out when I tried to walk out to what I thought was a muskrat house, and sank into the muck up to mid-calf at the shoreline. Stinky stuff!
There is an osprey nest on the tip of one peninsula that sticks out into the marsh. The birds have bred here for at least the last three years.
They have a pretty nice view of the marsh from here.
It’s snowing again today. Good thing I got out yesterday.