These have been harsh days full of hard weather, hard decisions, and plenty of work. An ice storm hit our area of Northeastern Ohio late in the day March 4 and overnight into the morning of March 5. Roads were hazardous and a mess to drive. By late in the day a few breaks in the overcast opened and let sunshine light the scene — trees and plants of every description were coated in diamond-ice — and, for a while, beauty reigned. This sort of thing is hard to record with a camera, especially if you can't devote a lot of time to it. I was supposed to be working so I dedicated a 15-minute break to a very fast photo project. It was refreshing. By tomorrow afternoon it will all be gone and I'll be back to the daily grind, my eternally nearly-complete publishing project, and, potentially, a tough career/life decision.