We have had a very warm winter. We usually have a snow pack of a foot or so at this time of year. But we are in mud season, a transitional season between winter and spring. The land is either still frozen or waterlogged and so the run off from the melting snow or rain creates vernal streams and pools. The water can be surprisingly clear. But the landscape looks forlorn, like a dog after a bath. Click on the image for a larger view.