As much as I hate the cold I cannot deny its beauty. I love the glittering blanket of white and the way the sunshine glistens and dances. I love the transparency of ice and the way water freezes. It is amazing. Right now the wind chill here is in the negative forties. I can’t complain because I am fortunate to be able to stay indoors and warm, my heart goes out to those who can’t. These extreme temperatures caused our front door to ice over thicker then I have even seen before. The texture of this ice fascinated me and I slapped my 50mm onto my camera in attempts to capture its beauty. Here are the results. I think that they look like beautiful blue watercolor paintings.