It was the first bright day in weeks. A rare break from the dead of winter. The tease of life.

Full of restlessness, we had to roam. Birds are not meant to be kept in a cage forever. We had an opportunity. We had to take it

Expecting to find muddy trails, melting snow, and the sludge left behind, we traveled through a narrow road to find our trail.

Instead, we found this.

A lake, frozen solid. Waves frozen in time. Branches floating until spring. Rocks with small ponds for fairies to skate on. Skeletal trees stretching. An explosion in the heavens. Clouds that expanded into feathers, ready to soar. Colors so vibrant. A sight that no words can adequately capture.

Stunned, we perched upon the benches, snuggled close. Words were not needed. Simple adventurers to admire the beauty. Two people, blessed to catch a moment that no others caught.