As we went through another in a string of very cold days today, I started wondering whether there might be ice anywhere in the Delaware Bay. Driving up and down the state this week, I have seen ice on the ponds and some of the slower rivers. And there were ice chunks in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
So I decided to pay another visit to the point at Cape Henlopen and take a look.
I found some ice; thin floes blown ashore on the inside curve of the point. The ice was a few inches thick, and spread out into the shallowest part of the bay, towards the lighthouse.
I also found the white deer that I'd spotted on my last trip to Cape Henlopen Park.
This time I got a clearer photo of the deer's head, which is brown. That suggests that this is a deer in moult, and not an albino, as I had first thought. In fact, this may be another animal entirely.
In any case, it was fun to see this. I just wish my camera was better suited to long-range telephoto work.