Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Miniature Ice Rinks

In the West, this was the winter that almost wasn't was. But recently, we've been making up for it with more than the average number of snowy days.

Along with them, came some zero degree nights and days.  That makes lots of puddles into miniature ice rinks, just the right size for field mice on tiny little skates.

Here are a few interesting ones from our recent trip up to Olsen's Landing on Powell Lake. -- Margy


  1. As a kid, I loved stepping on them and hear the cracking sound under my boot.

  2. Nature is unbalanced all over the world! Thanks for your post for ABC Wednesday.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  3. We're in the middle of a blizzard. What a mess! I'm happy to be retired!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  4. We were getting some warmer (7c) yesterday and now 10+cm of snow! I'll take your weather!

  5. We had some of those mini ice rinks too although not now. I love the way they look. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

  6. We had sunshine all day today - not very warm - but about 56 I think - which was pleasant enough to open the doors and windows on the sunny side for a few hours - I'm glad to see some patches of sunny days coming along - spring is springing.

  7. ice, ice, go away....
    rog, abcw

  8. Thank you - the image of little mice with their ice skates on will stay with me all day and make me smile! xxx

  9. Mother Nature is playing with us for sure this year! We thought winter was over when we saw daffodils sprouting and crocuses blooming - but then! And after several days of sun, we're in for rain again! Will we ever be warm again??? lol Soon, we'll be complaining it's too hot!

    abcw team

  10. You live in such a gorgeous place, but it must be hard when temperature drops like that!

  11. The last of ice of this season.
    Cool captures.

  12. Indrani - I sure hope it is the last of the ice. I'm ready for spring.

    Nydia - We are lucky, we don't get that many really cold days living near the coast. But I'm sure you get lots more warm weather than we do.

    Leslie - I know what you mean, but I won't complain about a few hot days if they come our way.

    Stephanie - That's one pleasure I missed as a kid growing up in Southern California.

    Thanks everyone for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I always love hearing from my visitors. - Margy


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy