The sun was still low on the southeastern horizon and there was no wind - it was looking like a beautiful morning. I wanted to record how the first thin sheet of ice looked in the morning light. The current in Jim Day Rapids would always keep the central portion ice free. I will let you be the judge if the painting was successful.Flocks of geese, mallards and mergansers kept me company. I had to put gloves on because a breeze developed and I just can't take the wind chill anymore! The temperature wasn't even that cold at minus 4 Celsius but my hands still got very cold. The wind chill was a real motivator not to overwork the painting.