compressed figure 8

sunny so I bundled up
walked in the preserve behind our house
walked the loop in one direction
saw the back end of an owl disturbed by me
retreating to the woods
viewed the little cottage down the hill
circled down then up crossing many plank walks
it was cold – 15 degrees – I was warm
with the exception of my cheeks
little ice but plenty of frozen snow
some steps on the cleared ground occasionally
then walked the loop in the opposite direction
stopping to photograph some ice up close
bubble streams still exuberant though frozen