On a recent walk, I noticed that not only do trees have thaw circles around their bases, but every fallen leaf has one too as the snow melts around it.

Nature never stops amazing me.

We’ve been having unusually beautiful January weather, so the thaws and freezes are a routine these days.

In the early morning, at just below freezing, the temperatures are perfect for brisk walking.

I’ve ordered some ice cleats for my runners so I can up my pace without fear of slipping and falling.

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”

~ Aristotle