1. Geese ice skate.
A bunch of geese were at the shore. JB said he would sneak up and to have my camera ready so I could capture them in flight. And I did get a few good shots. But what amazed us was once they landed, they skidded and then as they walked on the ice, they would slide, take a step and slide. Maybe the temperature was just warm enough for there to have been a slick layer of water on top of the ice. Maybe JB slipped a shot of kahlua into my morning coffee.
They were all over the place. I know there is some scientific reason for them to exist– substances near the surface of the ice that might absorb more heat, like a rock or some algae, perhaps a shallow area in the water or an underground heat source, but what an amazing phenomena. Like dendrites or neurons.
3. There is lots of color in winter.