The flurries ended and the skies cleared. I decided to set my easel on the edge of Jim Day Rapids to stay out of the brisk westerly winds. I wanted to capture the different colours of ice and snow at different stages of decay. It may be February by the calendar but spring was certainly in the air. I also wanted to catch the essence of the live maple tree on the right and the decayed stump on the back left. It was pleasant to be in the sun but out of the wind.