I almost missed this, can't say I've ever noticed the phenomenon before. The rising sun was shining onto the windows of the office building on the west bank of The Dart and refracting, showing as rainbow colours where it reflected on the ripples in the river.
In places where the tide at its highest had covered the path the snow had retained the river water, so even though I was walking above the tide line once I stepped through the crust of the snow I was paddling. A good test for my boots, which kept my feet warm and dry.
Weather like this in your part of the world must be a disaster. For us, it's just another winter day in Canada. I had to go to a dental appointment today. Our weather is pretty much like yours. The roads were in terrible shape. Car crashes everywhere. Why?
Idiots who don't slow down when roads are icy and stupid car owners who don't have snow tires.
The dentist's office is only a mile away. But still, it was an interesting drive.