Suitcases, bags and boxes lie packed at the front door, but we remain in the house.
Yes, we are all ready to go to the cottage for another winter getaway, but the weather is not being cooperative. Yet again, for about the third time in a week, we awoke to reports of freezing rain and hazardous driving. Due to mild temperatures, the roads are probably clearing as I write this, but we have decided to remain here for the time being.
You see, the forecast for the next five days to a week calls for at least some more of the same. To a large extent, we go to the cottage in winter to enjoy winter, to get out and snowshoe and feed the chickadees, not to be forced to remain weather-bound indoors. If we are to be weather-bound, we might as well enjoy the comfort of home, and postpone our trip until more appropriate circumstances prevail.
However, I have two more photos of our last trip to the country. I have already posted a number of photos of the wintry and icy landscape, but here are two more of ice on vegetation. The first, above, is simply of ice on the grass in a ditch at a roadside stop that we made. The second, below, shows ice on the branches of an coniferous tree at the cottage. They're texture photos more than anything, but I don't mind them so very much.