Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The morning after a snowstorm - 24 December 2013

Last night it snowed several inches of very light fluffy snow.  With no wind, that snow was all still clinging to the trees when I awoke this morning, and amazingly the sun was coming out from behind clouds!  Since December 6th it has been cloudy almost constantly, it has snowed or rained every day but one within that time span and the temperature has risen above freezing only twice.  Today it is forecast to be partly cloudy with a high temperature of 16 degrees Fahrenheit.  Because it was so calm and beautiful this morning, I decided to go down the street to a local park here in Alma to take a few pictures.

Ice and snow on an ornamental tree
Looking downstream on the Pine River from a pedestrian bridge - Riverwalk Trail in Alma, MI

A hen Mallard on the Pine River

Upstream from the pedestrian bridge - Riverwalk Trail in Alma, MI

Another view downstream showing the changing light

Snowy field and fencerow

Mallard ducks on the ice shelf - Pine River in Alma, MI

One more view downstream - the light conditions continued to change

Mallard hen on the Pine River - Alma, MI


  1. Beautiful photographs.

    1. Thank you. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.