I really love seeing through water droplets. They are like little luminous globes, and worlds unto themselves, until you realize that what you are seeing is the world upside down through them. That is worth staring into! I first disovered this years ago when I took a picture of raindrops through the windshield of my car waiting at school pickup, and once I enlarged it realized I was seeing the trees in front of the car. These water droplets greeted me this morning outside my window.
This is the bottom of a glass pan in which I had just baked a yummy vegan cinnamon crumble, and as it sat on the counter waiting to be washed I noticed the wonderful plethora of tiny shapes the water made under it on the counter and in it. I took the gray picture with a flash. The shapes reminded me of looking through a microscope at single celled creatures. Baking - rewarding for the observant and the hungry!
What I liked about this picture most was all the different positions of the birds' wings as they zoomed past the pier.
Forget about the cold...on a business trip in Florida I got up and saw the sunrise, along with a few birds.