Winter has taken a strong hold here in Oklahoma. Yesterday as I worked, I could see the flakes falling heavily outside. By the time I was heading home, the snow had turned to frozen rain. Not a good combination! The highway was a nightmare, but surprisingly some of the main roads were okay. I made it home safe and sound, very grateful! Today my daughter and I ventured out, since the snow was melting, and took some pictures at a few parks around town. The blanket of white made a beautiful backdrop. If we stood still we could hear the sound of the snow dripping from the trees as it melted. In a local stream a group of ducks were fighting for a small open area of water. They really are amazing how they can tolerate the cold. It was in the teens yesterday with wind chills in the single digits. Today we hit 33 degrees. Lets hope this is a warming trend.