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Winter Walk Ice

The ups and downs of temperature that I wrote about in the last post continue. One day I’ll be slogging through inches of snow, and a few days later it may have all melted away. Then it will become bitterly cold again. When it snaps cold quickly, there are always new ice formations along the route that I often follow (a former railway line, converted to a walking trail) – ice from water forcing its way through the walls of the rock cut, and ice in some of the small streams that intersect the trail. It can be a challenge to photograph. Footing is often uneven and insecure. And the hands start to freeze up quickly, even though I always layer gloves, and wear a thinner inner glove when operating the camera. But persevering has its rewards.

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