A week’s slide into winter

Winter at Como Park_StaatsOur landscape that was brown and cold last week has been transformed into winter.  Daytime temperatures in the single digits, subzero temps at night, and snow have brought the look and feel of winter.  Ponds and lakes that were previously frozen with clear ice are now covered with snow, and are once again being populated with fish houses.  The ducks and geese have all headed south in search of open water.  And we are learning again how to drive in ice and snow.  How quickly this seasonal change has taken place!

4 thoughts on “A week’s slide into winter

  1. Sartenada December 9, 2013 / 7:29 am

    Beautiful wintry landscape.

    • lindastaatsphoto December 9, 2013 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks, Sartenada. The winter landscape has a beauty all its own!

  2. Joani December 9, 2013 / 10:21 am

    200 accidents reported from the first storm….Like the bridge as accent. Was the walk a creek or path? Como?

    • lindastaatsphoto December 9, 2013 / 9:03 pm

      Sadly accidents are an inevitable part of any winter storm. The line you’re seeing Joani is the frog pond just to the south of the McNeely Conservatory in Como Park. It is now frozen and covered with snow. The stone wall on the opposite side was completely rebuilt earlier this year after having collapsed during a heavy rainfall. I’m sure everything is quite frozen in place now!

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