The creative cold

Frost crystals cling to a branch

Extreme cold weather has gripped the region and will remain for the foreseeable future or at least as long as the extended forecasts hold.


Frost crystals look like leaves on a twig

The frigid temperatures have caused the neighbor’s pond to freeze over and the creeks flowing into and out of it are quickly glazing over.


Patterns form in ice

Meanwhile, the freezing temperatures have created some unique designs in ice and frost crystals.


Patterns form in ice



Many area creeks are starting to or have iced over


Sunlight filters through the falling snow on New Year’s Day

(A Walk in the Woods contains photos from newsroom staffer Anna Applegate’s daily jaunts around her neck of the woods. Tagging along on the treks are dogs, Buford, Sherman and Sadie, and goats, Kyle and Kennedy. Applegate manages the Good Times and can be emailed at