We've been having a January thaw. The bitterly cold weather of a couple weeks ago has been replaced with temps in the mid-40's.
These photos were taken a couple days ago. Since then, nearly every scrap of snow and ice has melted. No problem by me!
This springlike weather is not without a tradeoff, however. For the last few days we've had shrieking winds and often pouring rains as well.
Nonetheless, the combination of bare ground and high wind gave the critters some high spirits.
The last thing to melt off was the ice rink on a low part of our road, which made for some mighty dicey driving.
Out here if you don't have four-wheel drive and studded tires, you're literally going nowhere.