Choosing subjects for my 365 project hasn’t been terribly difficult lately. Sometimes I head outside with a specific plan — “go see if the stream has thawed, take sublime pictures” for instance — but about half of the time I get waylaid before I get to my destination. Or the subject in question isn’t so interesting today and something else catches my eye. I like that, though, it’s nice to get some interesting pictures by happenstance.
Today was one such day where I was going to walk back down to the river and hang out on the sandbar, because I love it so. But I went out the front door instead of the back, which proved to be fateful because I just started taking pictures of ice formations on the sidewalk and driveway and ended up never leaving the yard.
Finally I wound my way to the ditch alongside of the yard, which is filled with about six inches of water and covered with a thin layer of ice that cracked at the slightest provocation. I have found all the weeds, even in their frozen, decomposing forms, endlessly fascinating, and all the more so when they’re seen poking through the ice.