Now that I'm grown and have moved further away, it's hard to just "drop in" on either my parents or in-laws. It is still a treat, though, to spend an afternoon visiting.
While the kiddo tired out her grandmother, I had the opportunity to spend a few cold minutes in my in-laws' back yard.
Even though I was only outside for about fifteen minutes, I think I took enough pictures to last through several "I heart macro" posts. (Hopefully, you won't be too tired of wintery back yard photos.)
Today, I want to share a few pictures of my father-in-law's pond. Even in the middle of winter, it is something to see. The water lily leaves floated just under the water's surface, almost touching the thin sheet of ice hovering above.
The texture on the leaves was amazing.
This little bubbling pipe was merrily working away.