We are in the grip of an ice storm. It's treacherous out there and will be until it warms up some. I stepped out the back to take these photos and almost slipped on the deck which I thought was only wet, but was iced. I could hear the sound of branches cracking in the woods. Limbs that have leaves/needles like the holly, beech and pine are hanging low.
It's beautiful so long as I'm nice and warm inside.
As I was preparing this post this deer came to the pond garden outside my study window. It paws the leaves away looking for shoots of the liriope underneath. It's hungry but I won't feed them as some of my friends in this community do. They find things to eat. Notice the cedar tree on the left below that has been munched on.