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.