One of the things about getting older is that you have just as many things to do as you desire to do. It’s amazing what experience does for the imagination. Your interests broaden and sometimes, you take a break from it all. Not everything, mind you, but you get lazy at times, reserving space for yourself, turning a little bit inward for some introspection, just doing a mental inventory of what you want to do. Alas, I’ve done very little of that in the last few months. I just got a little lazy updating this blog. And winter has been somewhat harsh here in the East Coast of the United States. Mind you, the mid Atlantic is NOT New England (and we are GRATEFUL for that). Still, the photographic opportunities have become somewhat more limited. But not non existent. Here are some photographs I took two days ago – after an episode of icy rain, the ice was quickly melting from the tree branches. A reminder that there is beauty all around us, every minute of every day. I should have used a tripod and faster shutter speeds. I wanted to see if I can hand hold the camera and macro lens for these shots. Sometimes, you just have to take a little more time to get something right.