This past week was a fine example of the warm spells that show up every winter; but at the start of February I’m pretty sure everyone knew that more winter was still on the way.

That said, I hope you’re ready for it, because winter returns this weekend in the form of what meteorologists are calling a ‘flash freeze’.

Sounds pretty exciting!

Icicles, with a twist - Whirly Pool Falls, Stiles Cove Path

Icicles, with a twist – Whirly Pool Falls, Stiles Cove Path

This photo, taken a while ago on the East Coast Trail near Flatrock, shows the beautiful effect the wind can have when icicles form in freezing weather.