After getting up this morning I was invited to go out and take some pictures. Good light and a reasonable hour I put on my coat and gloves grabbed my camera. We drove a short way to the Rio Dam. Getting out of the car was a cold shock, seven degrees and windy. I jumped, stomped and jogged in place hoping for warmth. My toes felt like ice. My enthusiasm for photography was fast disappearing as I contemplated the wisdom of bears in hibernation.