Everyone is talking about what our strange winter this year. It's unusual that we've not had much snow and unusual that we've not had prolonged cold spells but we have had winters in the past that were very similar. Take skating. My pond has not frozen enough to skate on for the last couple of years and as these photos show, it won't this year either. Many people are concerned abouth this but I think that we'll return to snowy, cold winters.........too soon for my liking.