It's been a while, but I finally had a chance to get out with the Pentax, and was able to trudge around the little pond at GPMSP wearing a black and less expensive version of "green wellies" (rubber boots) to slog through the slushy snow, mud, and puddles. It's amazing how often I've visited this place, and I've made a lot of photographs here. I didn't think I'd see anything I hadn't seen or photographed before, but I was mistaken. The ice changed the entire image from merely reflecting the trees and bushes, to evidence of itself as a design element. It pays to continue to look at even the most familiar, because it may reveal itself in an entirely unexpected way.
These two photographs are titled "End of Winter?" 1 and 2. It's hard to convey how much I hope that's more than an idle wish! We, of this area, are impatient to enter spring as soon as possible.