The temperature has been hovering around 8° F for the last week or so, and we’ve had the wood stove burning like mad to keep the house warm(ish). I took this just as Skippy finished blowing on the fire, catching the still-glowing embers as the flames burst up again.
Okay, so this isn’t a photo from the previous week. I took it while Tyra was visiting here 2 weeks ago. These are the frozen roots of a tree that had washed up on the beach at the tip of the Homer Spit. Water initially covered most of the roots, and then as the tide receded, the 4° F air froze the sea water on the exposed wood. Wave-action kept adding more and more water to freeze, creating the icicles that look like fangs.
Update: Aaaand I apparently don’t know what today’s date is. Woo!