We haven't seen much snow yet, but icy weather has arrived, and my local pond is mostly frozen over.
A light dusting on the surface reveals the paths taken by the local duck population in hopes of finding a bit of open water.
And they found it right by the intake from the area's storm drains. Let's hope that the water remains clean and we have no repeat incidents like we had this past spring.
Peering through the dock rails, you can see that weeping willow leaves continue to fall upon the frozen pond, while other have been trapped beneath its icy surface.
The shoreline appears cold and a little less welcoming, but always beautiful.