When a cold dry wind blows in from the north, bright colours come out to play on the lakeshore.
Even in the snowless meadows the early morning light finds seed heads aglow.
Water flash-frozen in a ditch coats leaves and preserves a remnant of summer’s green.
Not every day so far this month has been bright, but buffleheads can shine their own lights.
Beach pebbles wear carapaces of ice to catch the shine of sand, stone and morning.
Sometimes these special lenses shout “Look! The sky is blue!”
Such a blessing, to wake up and gaze through january’s window.
Top photo: Sunrise Moment (click here for larger view)