Thursday, the ice storm hit. We woke Friday morning to a winter wonderland. Our area was coated with 3" of ice, pure ice, in the form of sleet. The ice in our yard is so hard, we don't really make much in the way of footprints. You know the animals have it hard right now. So, I smiled when this bird decided to take a polar dip in our pool. Enjoy the fresh water, birdie!
It's a white-winged dove, which is not really very common for this far north in Texas. Usually, they are found further south, below San Antonio area. However, they are moving up here. This is the second one I've seen this year.