It was a
kind of day.
This morning,
the car thermometer
said -6.
Much too cold
for a beauty sighting,
I thought.

But then I saw this
bridge over a stream of ice,
and you know how I love bridges.
And then there was this
melting pot of trees –
one of every kind, it seemed –
huddled in the cold.

Had to roll down my car window
and let in the frigid air
to get these shots.
It was like getting punk’d
by the powers that be:

“So, she thinks beauty
won’t show up
when it’s -6?
We’ll show her!
And we’ll make her
freeze her behind off
so she never forgets!”
Point well made.