It seems so crazy for it to be the middle of January and we've had weeks of good weather, sometimes in the 50s during the day. Nevertheless, we do have some small patches of ice left, like in the swimming hole.
Desert Girl and I went and checked out the ice the other day, noting how the darker leaves had melted deep into the ice--and if they had holes in them, little ice protrusions stuck out of the leaf.
So I proposed an experiment. How about we made our own designs on the ice and come back in a couple days and see what happened? Desert Girl agreed and worked on spelling her name.
Well, the wind blew a little, so we didn't get perfect results, but we did find some letters and semi-letters in the ice.
The mud we put on the ice turned out even better, melting about an inch down.
I let Desert Girl take some photos. She likes to do that a lot.
Another favorite activity is breaking ice.
Or throwing huge chunks of ice onto other ice or into water so you can get splashed with ice cold water. Who says we don't know how to have fun out in the country? Ha, ha
While the kids kicked and threw and splashed, I took photos. Ice is fascinating.
Enjoy each season to its fullest!