It was another cold afternoon, which isn't surprising given the time of year. I had decided that it was too cold for the camera - well, actually, for me - so this was just a walk. And what a lesson - there were wonderful settings of gulls and geese and even a swan. And the on the other side of the Pond, the ice was clinging to the trees by the water's edge. What do you do when you see such stuff and the camera is at home?
First thing is: oh, rats! And me without the camera. The next thing is: I'm just going to enjoy this in real time, I'll simply take pictures in my memory for my own enjoyment. And the third thing is: I come back the next day, this time with the camera!
Sometimes it was just hanging on the thin branches that were in the water. In other cases, it was embracing the trees. In all cases the ice looked like some other substance: it didn't seem cold.
So what do I get from this? I get that even though I wanted to simply be with what was, I also figured out a way to capture what I had seen. Was it necessary? Probably not. Am I glad I took the time? Absolutely.