Cold Weather has Arrived at Otter Creek
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With temperatures dropping into the low 20′s the past two days, winter has finally made itself felt in Otter Creek Valley. Ice ribbons greet the sunrise every morning as moisture from recent heavy rains finds it’s way to the surface. The relentless freezing of the clay topsoil will lift twigs and small sticks as much as three inches above ground level. Small rocks are also fair game for the expanding ice. Their complexity astounds me.
Frosty Blackberry briars surround parts of the pond, reminding everyone that there is not supposed to be any fishing here!
As the sun was setting yesterday, the same area took on an entirely different flavor, with a salmon tinged sky warning of another very cold night ahead.