Summer ending? Fall transitioning? Winter beginning? I guess it depends on my point of view. It has been a long and glorious summer, even if also a disaster for our warming globe.
We had our first hard frost this week, not obvious except on the neighbors’ roofs and cars. But then I watched a squirrel try to drink at the bird bath and instead saw it slip across the surface on a thin layer of new ice!
The delicate tracery of new ice on the maroon-colored bird bath contrasted beautifully with the yellow leaves in the water and those still on the tree above that were being reflected. Add a touch of blue sky and ice magic happens. Summer may be ending but these few weeks of new ice are still some of the most special times of the year.