When Mannes and Godowsky developed color film in the 1920's and '30's, they must have been inspired by spring and fall; certainly not by the drear of winter in the northeast. Except on bright sunny days, nature wears a monochrome mantle for nearly half a year. Snow restricts the palette even more, and it's very difficult to generate an interesting photograph without other elements like water, ice, and sky. A long drive in the country yesterday didn't result in seeing anything worth stopping the car for until coming to this little stream that snaked and meandered through a sparse grove of trees. It's not uncommon for streams to wind like this, but it is uncommon for them to do so over such a small distance. Just right for the 135mm lens!