As I have already posted, the ice on the trees and branches was rather magical yesterday. When we went out for our snowshoe walk in the middle of the afternoon, we could often catch colours shining from light refracting from the ice. I probably exaggerate only slightly when I say that it was as if nature was gifting us with Christmas lights in the middle of the day.
Of course, I wasn't able to capture this in a photo. Perhaps it's only something that the eye can see, or perhaps I simply don't have the skill. However, in the above photo, you should at least be able to see points of glittering, albeit non-coloured, light and possibly grant that I am not making all of this up.
For whatever reason there is a fence around the homestead area. I've a feeling that it's original purpose may have been to keep animals out. I have found old, rotting fences in places in the woods around here, and I surmise that at one time, they tried to raise livestock of some sort on this extremely poor soil. In any event, the following is a photo of a portion of that icy fence.