The year’s first frames were disappointing. I stretched my camera’s zoom too far, resulting in poorly focused photos with a flat, grainy look.
Then there was a tempting glimpse of a kingfisher. (I couldn’t get any closer because there was a canal in the way.)
On my side of the canal, I watched this partially uprooted tree for a long time. Doesn’t it look like something should live under it?
In the end, after miles of aimless driving and four forays through a wind that was colder than I had expected, the day’s best photo was found in a roadside ditch…