On the swamp

Spent part of the morning walking around the perimeter of the swamp in front of the house. It is so much larger than it seems from the shore. There is a lot of open water, and I am convinced it is frozen enough to support the skid steer loader. We'll see if I dare try it.



Here is a rotten stump on the ice of the swamp. I took a lot of photos today with the bright sunshine, but most of them were disappointing.



This cattail looks like a snack of some sort--either a root beer popsicle, a corn dog, or perhaps an ice cream cone.



This cattail had burst open into a furball before the ice storm of last week.

And here's a picture of the house from the swamp, a view I don't get until winter.