Our area is running a few degrees colder than normal this December. Those few degrees don't look so bad when you read it on the tv but when ever you are out and about it feels pretty darned cold.
We took Annie to one of our favorite parks. This park has roads all through it and we often stick to the roads for our walks but today the sun is shining and we couldn't resist taking off on one of the trails through the woods. After all the name of the park is Ouabache Trails Park.
We wound our way around the hill down to where a creek runs.
With the sun shining the outcrop of stone along the creek was displaying some fine ice icicles. I was a little surprised that the creek wasn't frozen. This creek runs as long as we aren't in a drought so it has to get severely cold to freeze.
I got down a little closer to see if I could spot any walking ferns along the outcropping. I didn't see any but there are other ferns, lichen, moss and some sort of wort along the rock ledge.
We left this area and crossed a bridge where we stopped to look for some birds we heard vocalizing.
Annie left her foot print in the frost.
I hope you all are having a good week and are able to get out and about to enjoy the sun even if it isn't very warm. It feels good to get out, stretch and get a whiff of fresh air..