It is an icy cold day here, quite literally. Yesterday, the school day was cut short for inclement weather. Everyone was hoping for real snow. But, it's the south. So we got rain and then freezing temperatures, which adds up to ice.
Today is quite glorious really, sun and ice making everything sparkle. At times I have been reminded of those Christmas tree icicles made of foil that I never see anymore except in old movies. (They must be a choking hazard or something!) What wonderful shimmering light!
A few minutes ago I watched a family of squirrels hoping up a frozen tree trunk and walking along the brittle limbs. Out for dinner, I thought, and then--flash! Swoop! A pair of hawks landed on the fence. Also out for dinner, I guess.