All that glitters is not gold. But it can be valuable, just the same.
Sometimes, though, that glitter is fleeting, so it should be appreciated in the moment.
One cold, cold day last week, I walked by an east-facing window and stopped in my tracks. The rising sun was creating a temporary art installation in my bathroom.
The window pane provided a natural frame for the intricate patterns created by frost crystals.
The scene was modified slightly by the window screen covering a portion of the window. More camera clicks followed.
Even though the temperature didn't get far out of the deep freeze that day, the artwork on my bathroom windows soon disappeared, a combination of furnace heat and the sun's ascension.
And it again made me think about appreciating the small things as they happen.
Whether it's a sunrise ...
Or a sunset ...
Or frost on a window.