The clue is in the title, it has been extremely cold the last couple of weeks. The high pressure system brings cold dry air and seems to hang around for a lengthy period of time and makes for harsh conditions to walk. Bringing a camera out in such extremes means you have to take extra care on making sure the heat has regulated inside the bag before taking it out when you get inside. Here is a photograph of the ice fishing around 10 minutes from where I am living at the moment. It is something that I have never seen before and to stand and watch in total stillness is a special experience.