|The lack of leaves on the trees means that it is easier to see the shape of the branches.
|The water freezes over, and the ice creates interesting and unusual shapes near the water.
|This is the bridge over the marsh. Since I was here in October, the guard rail was built.
|Many people bring their dogs to the park. The dogs enjoy themselves and meet new friends, both human and canine.
|This is where the marsh and the river become one.
|This is the partially frozen marsh.
|Here is another view of the partially frozen marsh.
|This is an even closer view of the water, the old vegetation, and the pedestrian bridge.
|From this angle, you can see Niagara Falls in the distance, on the other side of the river.
|The starkness of the winter scene is beautiful, but sad. Everything looks dead but the land is just dormant. It is cold and quiet and gorgeous.
|The ice forms in the water and breaks off in large chunks, floating freely in the river.
|The shapes of the tree branches are truly a sight to behold.
|There are so many shapes, just in a single tree.
|The storms come and the trees fall. This tree, though looks as if it had been cut into logs.
|I walk on the snow-covered trail in the forest. I look at everything around me. I see the tracks that the deer left but, on this day, I see no animals.
|This is a view of the bridges that connect Grand Island to Niagara Falls.
|Here is a view of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, on the other side of the river.
|I’m not sure if the Niagara River completely freezes over in the winter because the water moves so fast. But, for sure, there is ice in the river.
|This rock formation is filled with snow.
|This is Grand Island’s closest point to Niagara Falls.
|There is a very small island near Grand Island. I’ve never seen people there but, in warmer weather, that island is covered with birds.
|Tomorrow: The rest of the Buckhorn Island State Park pictures, as well as a little history of the Niagara River.