...this is ice:
That was our backyard this weekend. Beyond the fence is a wilderness area, and while it almost appears in the photo that the ice is melting, those things sticking up are not grass, but tall plants. There's plenty of ice covering the ground below them which isn't really visible in the picture.
This is why our pastor again cancelled the Masses for today's Feast of the Immaculate Conception (which was not a Holy Day of Obligation this year). He still couldn't get to either of the churches in our parish!
There was some melting today, which is good, and by tomorrow afternoon I think things will be back to normal. Whatever "normal" is, in a Texas winter.