A new year, with new opportunities to challenge myself and to experiment. A year that started out with my camera in one of the local forest preserves taking pictures.
I followed the trail for a while but it quickly got too cold. A lot people had the same idea and I could see tracks from people, dogs, and bicycles in the snow. I took some pictures of one of the bridges over the Des Plaines River along the trail, the river itself was frozen over. It seemed like a good metaphor for crossing over into the new year.
As I walked back to my car, I saw some leaves sitting on top of the snow -- the last vestiges of fall resting on the first real snow of winter.