It's been a long time comin' but we've finally gotten some true winter weather even if there's still very little snow. Today it's really cold (17 F. last time I checked) but the sun's been shining brilliantly since I got out of school this afternoon. I love the way it refracts on the ice that encases every single branch and glitters with color like a diamond! Photo above is the crabapple tree in from of the house. The picture below is looking across the back yard from the deck. The lake is behind those trees in the background. Click images to enlarge.