It is beautiful for sure, but our recent ice just caused a lot of damage to our trees....resulting in downed limbs across power lines. I still love winter, though. Your picture is gorgeous, by the way.
I have not seen an icicle yet this year! It's just been too cold. I'm sure we'll be well into March before we experience a bit of melting.
It's been awhile since I've seen icicles that long. I guess I'm odd, but I really like winter and gray skies. But then, I don't have to get out and feed livestock. I hope your chickens are happier now.
That's how my chickies felt too!