The duck pond is all but frozen over.
Beautiful ice crystals on the branches.
Morning sun shining through the trees.
It's a little too cold for swimming today. I know, what a bummer!
The sledding hill is open but the kids are all back in school.
Most of the Rouge River is frozen over but here and there you can still find a few pockets of water flowing.
Up close and frosty.
Nooks and crannies of ice and snow.
Good morning Mr. Squirrel!
Holy Mackrel! It's a squirrel convention!
One-room schoolhouse. Reflecting on the old days when kids would have had to walk to school in this frigid weather.
Still cleaning up!
It was a lovely morning to be out and about, cold, but lovely. For the most part, the roads are clear now and the kids are back in school. Officially, Mother Nature dropped 9" of snow on Metro Detroit in the "Ground Hog's Day Blizzard". I doubt if she's done with us either. There's still a lot of winter left even if that ole ground hog did forecast an early spring yesterday!