Early winter moonset

Early winter moonset 70201_StaatsOur weather has been cooler since Thanksgiving when we had a bit of snowfall.  The consistent cold temps have allowed ice to form on our lakes and ponds.  With the promise of a crisp and clear morning I headed to the nearby golf course, not knowing what to expect.  What I found was a beautiful dawn with pink skies, a full moon that was slowly making its journey to the horizon line, a frozen pond without snow cover that provided a beautiful soft reflection to the trees, and a wonderful stillness and peace that prevailed in the early hours.  The warning signs for “Thin Ice” have already been placed, and some of the ducks and geese are being forced to larger lakes as they search for open water.  Slowly we are moving into winter.

4 thoughts on “Early winter moonset

  1. Tammy December 2, 2012 / 6:12 pm

    Beautiful Picture Linda 🙂

    • lindastaatsphoto December 4, 2012 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Tammy. You would have enjoyed the morning if you’d been with me.

  2. joani December 4, 2012 / 11:49 am

    Now all you need is more snow, good weather and skiis, dogsled, snowmachine and a hot toddy. Thanks for sending good parts of Nov- May.

    • lindastaatsphoto December 4, 2012 / 12:44 pm

      We definitely need the snow, Joani! And all the other good things that go with that. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get some this weekend. Sure would help with the holiday spirit!

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