A wonderful sunrise. I was lucky to see this because I usually like to sleep in on the weekends. I thought the pinks and blues were really beautiful!!! Maybe I will have to get up earlier from now on!
When I begin the walk to the lake it's always nice when the snow is heavy on the trees. I love it when they are arched with the weight of the snow. I like the feeling of a canopy to walk under.
Down on the lake there are wonderful views from behind the cottonwood trees.
Lake ice with beautiful colors of blue and aqua.
And grass that hugs the lake in its icy coat.
Little kinnikinnick berries are snug in their little icy caves.
There are beautiful ice sculptures on the lake and river.
These shapes and forms are endless.
There are crystal delights everywhere. These twigs are decorated with icy little thorns.
The lakes edge has its own little surprises of ice crystal forests. I wish I could see these even more magnified. Such delicate little wonders!
And if you walk further towards the river
there is even a bigger reward!
Crystalized salmon from the fall are covered with their own wonderful icy diamonds!!
Down by the river there is a beautiful view of Round Mountain. The rivers edge has ice crystals reaching up to greet it. So many wonders in the middle of the winter...who could have guessed!