Although It Is Now Undeniably January

Whatever I might pretend, it is now officially cold. Fourteen degrees outside with a wind chill of zero. Even my New Hampshire-raised husband admits that it feels like winter.

There is ice on the grass,

Ice and Grass 20160105

ice on the pond,

Ice on the Pond 20160105

Ice on the Bank 20160105


Frogshackle Pond 20160105

and there are trees full of puffed-up birds far too busy squabbling over berries to pay attention to me.

Puffed Up Little Brown Birds 20160105

I stayed outside until my fingers were stiff and painful, and my camera ran out of batteries.


About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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