Last weekend, my husband and I went for a walk in a nearby state park. It was wintry and snowy at Nelson Ledges, which so far has proved beautiful in any season.
There were ice crystals growing up from the ground under ledges of rock (click on any of the pictures to see them larger):
The crystals pushed the soil, pebbles, and leaves up with them as they grew:
Here's what looked like a snowy toilet seat - just in case...:
Here's a little cave close to an icy waterfall, full of icicles:
And here is an icicle forming on a rock face that reminded me of either a hummingbird or a dolphin:
As long as I'm bundled up, I don't mind a wintry walk.