It’s Freezing!

We’ve escaped the blizzards and heavy snowfalls pummeling areas to the west and north, but it has been unusually cold for this time of year: 10 degrees F this morning, excluding a nasty wind chill.

A short hike along the edge of a small, hemlock-cedar swamp revealed the formation of thin ice, some greenery above and below it, and crystalline highlights.

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Snow crystals and a mossy stick, on ice 11/19/14

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Fern, alive and well after days of sub-freezing temps 11/19/14

Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.