Sometimes a distraction becomes the main event.
Here I was driving down a beautiful country road on a mission to find wildlife. The sun was shining and a fresh blanket of snow covered everything. It looked promising when I spotted a coyote and some deer quickly running away. I kept driving and hoping for an opportunity to photograph wildlife.
The two-tracks-through-the-deep-snow trail became impassable so I turned right and headed down another snow-covered road. It was a winter wonderland with the sun dancing around the fresh snow and frost hanging liberally off trees and fences all around me.
As the fence frost kept getting thicker, I decided this was one time when wildlife would have to wait. On closer inspection, the frost turned out to be fascinating. I was soon walking through deep snow looking for different perspectives of the most remarkable frost I had ever seen. It was a pleasant distraction.
With the sun nearing the horizon and coyotes howling in the distance, it was time to head home. A few minutes down the road, I found a photogenic porcupine. Great day.
Life so often turns out different than you plan.