A few days ago we awoke to a winter wonderland after an overnight snow put four or five inches of wet snow everywhere. Although it looked like the low gray clouds wouldn’t clear anytime soon, the snow-covered trees at the house gave me a good reason to head into the Big Woods.
It was a monochromatic world, seeming to be nothing but black and white –
The buckthorn was pretty with its blue-black fruits holding a clump of snow –
But there actually was some color to be seen as a small flock of over-wintering robins gleaned the red fruit from a wide-spreading multiflora rose –
As this is being written a snowstorm is moving up the east coast, but we’re only getting another four or five inches. It’s just about mid-winter now and there’s less snow on the ground than usual, some of us miss the deep snows of 40 years ago.