Let It Snow

Fall                                                          Harvest Moon

Vega in the snow

Vega in the snow

Weather forecast says snow beginning at 5:30 a.m. It’s 5:10 right now. The first snowfall is still magical to me, after all these years. Snow is gentle, quiet, transformative. Its return ushers in the fallow season, the time of holidays, of holiseason. The forests become different places, too. Streams will run under ice. Tree branches will have loads of snow ready to drop on unwary hikers. Snowshoeing and skiing. Then there’s the feeling of sitting in a warm house, watching snow accumulate, not having to be anywhere-thank you, retirement-maybe some hot chocolate and a good book, a movie.

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