We have drainage ditches behind our houses. When it's cold and icy it's also very dry. So there had been water in the ditch from a rainy summer but it had started to subside. Apparently as it froze it was still dropping. It caused ice that looked like a topographic map. Of course I had to stop and take pictures (and make sure my toddler stayed up out of the ditch - I didn't want him falling down the ditch AND I didn't want him to break the beautiful ice).
After stopping to capture this really cool phenomenon we walked on. We found more leaves to stomp on. Tait loves to stomp...or as he says to 'omp. I love impromptu adventures!