yesterday as i walked home, i got down on my hands and knees to get closer to the very little forms whose lives at this time of year are contained beneath the surface of the snow and then also the soil while winter winters on . . . .
i found a place where i could slide down the side of the river embankment and catch up in some boulders at the bottom right by the rivers edge.
it's so cool! with the freeze and then the rise in temperatures, little bits of the ice have lifted up revealing tucked away spaces underneath!
here's what i found in two of those teeny tiny ice caves . . .