I'm curious about those circles on the ice. In the photo, they look like open water but they didn't when I was looking at them directly. And why those spots and not others?
The snow in the distance, across the pond, doesn't look much different but up close you can see it's been warm enough to clear away the snow on the grass near the house. The closer to the pond, the more snow, and the surface of the pond itself is covered with snow.
You can see the difference in the pond surface since Friday, even though the surface was completely frozen both days.
I love watching the pond as it changes through the seasons as well as the variety of wildlife it attracts.