Every couple of hours, while I work on the website, I get up from the computer and go for a short walk. Usually around the pond where for the past couple of days I have watched it freeze and unfreeze. Rather like some kind of very slow breathing. Yesterday afternoon as I wandered about I noticed some of the grasses and leaves just submerged and barely frozen in the thin ice. The surface of the pond was marked with frozen water or snow droplets. I love the colors and the way the ice water has refracted the image. It's the Canadian version of the Dutch Vanitas paintings.