Weeks earlier the neighbor's pond sported some geometric ice patterns. I turned to the internet to define the science behind the shapes.
The post went on in great detail to describe the science behind ice crystals. My eyes started to glaze over and I suddenly wished I had paid more a lot more attention in chemistry class.
Meanwhile, last Saturday's temperatures were so cold that my camera didn't even want to work. It kept showing me error messages. It was literally froze up.
It was what I have dubbed "two pair" weather. To cope with the frigid temperatures, I don two pair of pants, two pair of socks and two pair of gloves. I also have several layers of shirts and jackets and a hat covered by a hood.
The bitter cold put the damper on most woodland activity over last weekend.
That's just the nature of things 'round here.