Jen and I snowshoed over to the townsite to check on things while our neighbors were away on a trip to Sitka.
There had been a long cold snap and the hoar frost formations were everywhere!
The frost even formed on the needles in this hemlock tree.
Xtra-tuff prints in hoar frost.
Frost on the handrail.
Robert's skiff was getting pretty low in the water. I tried to end for end it, but the docklines were frozen to the cleats. I had to use a maul to get through the ice so I could bail the boat out, but it turned out there was no liquid water left in the boat!
This photo was taken just after the winter solstice when the sun only came over the mountains for a few minutes a day. This was as high as the sun rose, as Alaska Airlines flew over.
We have a lot more sun now and are gaining four minutes a day!
We make candle holders by freezing ice in 5-gallon buckets.
We usually leave a portion of the deck where we don't clear the snow. We call this our "Village White."
The deck can get a little slippery when it's this icy.
You can get going really fast!!!
The dock can get pretty slick as well!
The ice coming out of the hydro shed can make some pretty interesting ice sculptures. Even Feral is impressed (or maybe not).