Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Today, Wednesday, February 17, 2010, one full week after the third--and most horrendous--of the Mid-Atlantic winter storms of winter 2009-10, we still have some snow clinging to branches, though it's looking increasingly ragged with each passing day. This morning, on my way to work, the dawn sky's color was reflected vividly in snow perched high on a sweetgum tree. It almost looked like the snow had been set aglow by embers.

Opposite the sweetgum tree, a Canadian hemlock with branches similarly cloaked in snow, seemed lit from within as well.