It is far too cold to swim! It is far too cold for comfort and so even the weakest of sunshine draws me outdoors – mainly to watch the birds that are eager for any extra sustenance I put out for them.
The swimming pool may no longer be an attractive prospect for swimming, yet produces some delightful surprises of its own. Enjoy the shapes cast by leaves floating on the top. The dragon-like shape comes from a piece of airplant that was blown in by a particularly icy wind that has brought in the cold weather and dumped it here, where it saps energy and casts a pall on what is usually a sparkling time of year in this little town.