On the way into school and the "creek" was very frozen. Cold this morning and yet more cold coming, so the contrast between the (apparent) warmth of the sun with its bright orange and such and the cold blue ice is the "hook" here.
I was born in Ellsworth and grew up in Winter Harbor, Maine and have lived here most of my life. I received my Bachelor's (1973) and Master's (2005) degrees from the University of Maine. I am a Maine boy through and through.