On Frigid Pond
Even on a dark, cold day after a snowstorm, beauty abounds in the calm and solitude of the deep chill, the trees sagging with resignation to the weight of ice that accumulated before the snow fell. Every few minutes, the trees seemed to groan in misery--a sound actually spawned by mechanical stresses in the ice, as winds swayed the branches. One thing is certain: loud swimmers won't disturb the tranquility of a scene such as this!
Norman, OK (31 Jan 10), looking NNE