Yes, it rained here in Oklahoma! And since the temperatures have been mostly below freezing, Voila! Icicles!


















This ice actually formed from runoff from the barn roof  (in the sun) dripping on small branches (in the shade).

Another guy to identify; what am I?

Walking around the second pond, which was completely iced over, I spotted an odd shaped blueish blob just under the surface of the ice. It did not move as I approached.

Another guy to identify; what am I?

I got too close to the boggy edge and one leg sank in up past my knee! Trying to hold my camera up out of the muck and reach a small stick to put under my other foot, I made quite a bit of noise, but the blueish blob showed no signs at all of hearing me. Was it even still alive?

Finally free of the muck (with the muck-&-water-filled boot still on!), I found a way to get close enough to break the ice with a stick. Even this ruckus did not disturb blueish blob. I finally poked at her tail and she stretched out her hind feet a little, then eased away from my stick and resumed her quiet wait – for a meal to pass by?