Snow or Slush

Cattails at the Horicon Marsh

“Winter is the king of showmen

Turning tree stumps into snow men

And houses into birthday cakes

And spreading sugar over lakes

Smooth and clean and frosty white

The world looks good enough to bite

That’s the season to be young

Catching snowflakes on your tongue

Snow is snowy when it’s snowing

I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going”

–from Winter Morning Poem

By Ogden Nash

The Horicon Marsh should be entering into the slushy stage in the coming week as temperatures head toward 50 degrees.  Today, the marsh remains frozen and quiet.  It is a peaceful place to come for a drive or a hike.  The solitude of winter contrasts with the abundant and busy wildlife in the spring.  The Horicon Marsh is a pleasant and satisfying place to visit in any season.

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