Seeking beauty is a good way to remember how much there is.
Those words popped into my head this morning as I simultaneously looked through photos for today’s post and watched the clouds outside my window erupted into pink fire. Despite anything and everything going on in the world, it’s always possible to find splendor at both small and large scales. Photography is a major vehicle for my efforts to find beauty in the world, but you don’t have to be a photographer to go on your own expedition
Good grief, I’m feeling sappy today.
As promised last Thursday, here are photos from the second day of photographing the aftermath of an ice storm that came through our area last week. These were all taken at Lincoln Creek Prairie as the sun rose. The opportunity for a second day of photography felt like an incredible gift, since I had assumed much of the ice would melt the afternoon before. Instead, the brief moments of sun I’d taken advantage of the previous day had given way to clouds, and the temperature stayed low enough to preserve the ice overnight. Bonus ice day!
By the time the sun finally got bright enough to make photography difficult, it also started to thaw the ice. As I walked back to my truck, most of the plants in direct sunlight were more wet than glazed. The ice kingdom was melting around me, but I was grateful for the time I’d been granted to explore it.