Winter frost, most times I hate it. But every once in a while, like this morning, I see some that makes me take a second look. Every season offers it’s own unique opportunities for all to see. Frost is just one of winter’s menu items. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t changed, I still don’t like winter, but that doesn’t mean I won’t try to photograph what it has to offer. Normally the frost on my car is pretty even, with small crystals. It is down right boring. Today however, it was large and spread out, creating what appeared to me as it’s own topological map of my windows. So before scraping it off, I had to get a picture. Winter frost can be amazing, it can be boring, but one thing for sure is that it will be cold when it appears.
So far this winter hasn’t been that horrible. The temperature has been well above normal and the snowfall well below. The unusual weather however is creating delays in winter activities that I look forward to. Most importantly, the Bald Eagles returning in large quantities to Sauk City, Wi. I have seen groups of over 50 eagles at a time. By now the rivers are usually frozen and the eagles hang out below the damn catching fish in the open, flowing water. Many of them will perch in trees, giving you a great photo op, as seen here. The cold winter temps also produce mist/fog over open water as captured in this photo.
The winter frost this morning was pretty neat and unexpected. I wasn’t what I want to see though. Patiently I am waiting for the opening of the Ice Castles in Lake Geneva. Ironically the warm weather I love has caused a delay in the opening. Also on the horizon, so to speak, is the upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse, hopefully the weather will cooperate and provide clear skies for this event. Eventually the eagles will return to Sauk City and when they do, Christina and I will be out trying to capture them in various activities. So stay tuned for upcoming images of eagles, full moons and ice castles. Stay warm.