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It may not have been the smartest move, to visit a favorite salt marsh when the windchill is below zero, but sometimes it’s about forward momentum, to keep moving, and that’s what we did this morning while the light was bright. We didn’t last long on the trail, but it was enough.

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One thing that was hard to capture was how everything, every grass, branch, dried leaf, was encased in ice and they glowed in the sun, but it was too cold (for me) to stand still and frame the “perfect” shot, and my partner in crime kept telling me “we only have so many reserves of heat.” He had a destination … to the end of a particularly popular viewing area. We made it there but it was the least protected of areas and the wind hit, and we had a moment of “Go team!” before the race/skate back to the car.

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And on that race/skate back to the car I saw something wonderful. Finches, cardinals, doves and other birds I can’t name, feeding at the station that had been set up. Under different circumstances, with different preparation, I could have planted my feet and photographed all of their color and variation. But given my numb fingers, I figured enough was enough and I looked forward to future opportunities.

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ice resting on the waters of the mystic river

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bird’s nest

… all sorts of things become visible.

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The icy patterns that form on the inside of the windows in the old house where I live. The first time this season. Now it feels like winter. 🙂

 

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The image is from a stained glass window at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.  The interior is blank.  Click HERE for more information.  Other note cards, greeting cards and postcards of seasonal interest are below. Just click on the image. Enjoy. 😉

Peruse the whole store via the following link. An eclectic mix of items for sure capturing what I see as I meander in the world. http://www.zazzle.com/imagesbycynthia/products

 

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