The answer to this first photo quiz was somewhat easy, if one is attuned to the ways of ice and light. This was taken during the big Seattle ice storm in January 2012 outside a local motel.
I was drawn to these branches, like - as they say - a moth to a flame. Encased in ice as they were, they had a stiff, wire-like quality to them and yet maintained a bit of rhythm in their pattern of growth. The light reflecting off of them reminds me of copper - a fine wire sculpture, perhaps?