Monday, December 16, 2013


On Saturday there was a spectacular display of ice.  In the morning, when the sun came out, every branch was blazing with light.  I went out with my camera, knowing full well I would not be able to capture the miracle of it. But taking pictures is an excuse for experiencing...or a lie you tell yourself.  "I will capture this and have it forever".  I loved trying to capture it mainly because the act of trying made me slow down and really look.  The thrill of the visual experience is stored in my mind and I will think of it in the grey days ahead and look for other miracles of nature to store.

Close up sparkle

Further back- droplets melting

Poor version of the real experience although
accurate in most measurable parameters

In reality the whole place was alive with color.  The sparkles all contained every color and I could see the radience of  light everywhere.