Thursday, December 27, 2012
Snow! Glorious snow! Soft and white and fluffy and wonderful snow! For many of us (myself included) who live where winters are long and dark and cold, snow is our consolation and compensation. We had more today than we had all last winter, and I heard we should get more tomorrow. Hurray! And so far, it hasn't been spoiled by rain.
Of course, I had to get out there and play in that snow, so I dug out my car and started out driving north toward the river. I hadn't gone more than a block or two, though, slipping and slewing at every stop sign, when I decided I'd better stick closer to home until the roads were cleared. So I headed instead for Saratoga Spa State Park at the southern edge of town, where I walked beneath the majestic White Pines. Ah, what cathedral could be more hushed and resplendent!
The dried heads of Queen Anne's Lace held the snow as if in a chalice.
The red-velvet clusters of Staghorn Sumac seeds added a touch of color to the wintry scene.