Last year’s leaves incapacitated in an icy grave.. Burly cattails poking up through the surface of the icy lake. With my back on the dock my feet resting comfortably on the bright reflective white ice, from here I write. The air temperature at 40 Fahrenheit seems like summer, I soak up the beautiful rays while fumbling with my device. Two Canadian snow geese fly over honking catching my dog and my attention, our eyes follow their flight. Green, grey and brown quacking mallards swim along the melted shore line, it's mating time. Puffy black squirrels hopping from tree to tree a jungle gym high above in the forest canape. Over. way over on the other side of the lake I see deer near the shore line. I try to bring them to my dogs nearsighted attention but only my human eye can see. Today the world looks beautiful from these poetic eyes.