Monday, January 16, 2006
Take a walk
You can find beauty in some of the oddest places. Sunday morning, Adrienne and I walked to Panera's to get some bagels. It's about a mile from our house. As we approached Washtenaw she spotted this frozen puddle. It was a hole in the ground left by some construction crew - maybe 3 ft across at most, and just a few inches deep. The repeated thawing and freezing had left a series of concentric patterns. A single leaf lay at one end. Pure photographic nirvana. If I had brought a long a tripod, I would have spent more time, but i did fire off a dozen shots or so to capture the beauty of that small area. It could have been somewhere along the Upper Peninsula or the East Coast, but no, it was a small puddle along a busy street in a busy town. That singular moment is captured here, without all of the clues that would tell you otherwise.