Finally, It’s Here!

After what was probably the warmest December on record here in North Carolina, the icy weather is upon us. Don’t get me wrong, I’d greatly appreciate a winter¬†with a much reduced heating bill, where I didn’t have to put on layer upon layer of clothes (I’m outside most of the day), and snow, well, snow just didn’t happen. But, it is January and it’s supposed to be cold, even here in the heart of Carolina.

This morning, I took a dozen or so photos of the Wetlands here at the Museum. The Wetlands is frozen and, just in case it warms again and this is the last time I see ice, I wanted to have a few mementos of the event.

Here are some of those photos.

 

Frozen from one side to the other.
Frozen from one side to the other.

 

The swamp on the west side of the Wetlands was quiet and still this morning.
The swamp on the west side of the Wetlands was quiet and still this morning.

 

Ice from the previous night's freeze is suspended above current pond's water level.
Ice from the previous night’s freeze is suspended above pond’s current water level.

 

No herons in the Wetlands this morning.
No herons in the Wetlands this morning.

 

A lace collar necklace.
A lace collar necklace.

 

It appears that overnight, something was keeping a small bit of water from freezing (darker area central foreground).
It appears that overnight, something was keeping a small bit of water from freezing (darker area central foreground).

 

The waterfall at the Main Black Bear Overlook is frozen.
The waterfall at the Main Black Bear Overlook is freezing over.

 

Enjoy the cold!

 

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