We've been having very gray days lately with small snowfalls and fog. It hasn't been particularly cold, although we've had a couple of weeks with nighttime temperatures in the single digits, but overall it has been another mild winter. Above, the small lake by the condos near Pink Gardens on a foggy day.
This particularly foggy day left me alone on the boardwalk with this great blue heron standing on the frozen lake.
A recent snowfall left behind a small amount of very "clingy" snow, perfect for snowballs and snowmen, but with less than an inch of snow, they would have been teeny tiny snow creations.
The other side of this small lake is barely visible in this midday fog.
There are sculptures all over the downtown area of Madison. These are next to the supermarket and balance the glacier-era boulder precariously perched on the granite ledge behind them.
Having fun with a recent snowfall.
The frozen lake on frigid day. Overall thought, it has been a mild winter.
Vintage grates found buried on Pink Garden's acreage. I'm a sucker for any "natural" stripes and patterns created by snow.
Our vegetable garden's Hummingbird Gate hasn't been opened since Fall. Our "Peace Bench" and square granite "flowerstand" on the side in the background hasn't seen any activity either.
Late afternoon's long shadows as I trudge my way home from my daily walk.
One of the Victorian cast-iron planters enjoying its winter respite with pine boughs and red-berried Barberry stalks.
A natural "room" in the brambles is almost a perfect half-cone in shape and volume about 10 feet wide and 15 feet tall.
The vegetable garden's deer-fencing mesh on top of the regular fencing takes on an almost gossamer appearance with a recent sticky snowfall.
An arrangement of vintage iron train hardware and planter lie under a dusting of snow.
My tomato cages lined up waiting patiently for next Spring.
Chicken wire, deer fence mesh, dead morning glory vines, and tomato cages all add texture to this snowy photo.