For all of you comedians who keep leaving comments about how it’s 80 degrees where you are right now, and therefore won’t have a clue what you’re looking at: The black thing there is the business end of an ice scraper/snow brush used for removing ice and/or snow from one’s automobile windows … and there was plenty to remove this morning.
After removing the ice and snow, I placed the scraper/brush atop the (ancient and rotting) wooden fence you see here, with the handle leaning against the house. A couple hours later, this is what it, and the wire mesh upon which it rested, looked like.
The ice is spreading, coating everything in its path. I fear it will come indoors soon and get us in our sleep.
This is not winter; it’s a hostile alien takeover.