Well, we haven't been this cold in Connecticut in several years. Even at that, it's not as cold as I remember it being, even as recently as the early eighties. But it is cold...enough to freeze over the local waterfall. Hope it is warmer where you live.
We took a hike today to Buttermilk Falls to check out how the cold weather has worked its wonders... the falls are nicely frozen over - but you could hear the water running under the ice; the ice crust was pretty thick in most places, except on the flat areas between falls. The falls are pretty in different ways at different times, and I've posted pictures of the falls before, but the icy falls are quite something.
Here, for your viewing pleasure is Buttermilk Falls, on ice:
|Me and Benni|
The patterns of ice along the stream are pretty. I suppose if you can't be under a palm tree on a beach in a tropical paradise, you might as well find some beauty in the nature you're stuck with...(hope that doesn't sound too envious).
|My Honey - Leon|
Some pics of Leon and Benni on the foot bridge. Benni doesn't seem to mind the cold at all. He is happy to be out hiking (so is Leon, I think).
|Leon and Benni|