In February we saw the full spectrum of winter from extreme cold days and blizzards to mild sunny days and everything in between. All of the ups and downs in the weather must have been very confusing for the wildlife. On one sunny very cold day a beautiful fox came out and trotted across the pond. He hung around for a few days, mostly appearing at night.
Not to be outdone by the fox our fox-sized cat decided to parade around in the snow for us too. He's a big and hardy cat but doesn't like snow or rain. Perhaps it brings back bad memories of when he was found as a stray, living in the snow and rain. It didn't seem to bother him back then but we've spoiled him. Now he is reluctant to venture outside when the weather isn't perfect enough for him.
Speaking of venturing outside, there are days when even we don't want to go out there! The blizzards around the house and white-out conditions on the roads can be intense!
Fortunately while the storms have been heavy at times they haven't stopped us from getting around or going into town. No matter what the weather is doing I manage to see things to photograph on the way to town and always go for walks and find lots of new things to photograph in the towns too.
Back at the house the icicles grew well during the month. They looked specially nice at the end of the day with the setting sun shining through them. I love how they picked up the gold from the house and shades of blue from the sky. Some looked like they had a metallic coating and others like clear liquid sculptures.
This month I found some more great ice waterfalls pouring out of the granite cliffs and walls.
An unusually mild day caused a tremendous steamy fog to rise from the snow.
We ended the month with some great sunny days, clear skies and amazing sunsets.