Ted’s essays

winter tromping in

first icebergsIt is no longer sneaking in on tippie-toes.

This morning our thermometer touched 11 degrees for a short while …

Heck, still double digits!

My California family shudders to consider it,
first ice forming on river
but I remind them we have heated houses to live in.

When it warmed up to 18,

I saw my first icebergs floating by

first ice taking East Forkthe front window in the East Fork of the Bitterroot.

Cool has multiple meanings here.

P.S. the photos are thumbnails – click for full-sized pictures