Winter in Seattle isn’t all rain. Sometimes the sun makes an appearance, and those days make a big difference when we’re in the middle of the Big Wet.

For one thing, that sunlight, when the angle is just right, lets you see those lovely mossy halos around the tree branches. We may complain about the dark and wet, but the moss loves it.

In addition to the sun, we’ve been getting some cold. Cold enough, and long enough, that a lot of little ponds have a thin layer of ice now. When I was on a walk this past weekend, at the Washington Park Arboretum, I got caught up appreciating the textures and patterns the ice created. I thought you might as well.

(Photos taken with a Nikon Z 7II, Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S)