A professional photographer friend of mine, Mark Schmerling, shared these images of Terwood Run, a small tributary to "my" creek, taken just after the latest snow fell on January 27, 2011. Mark specializes in taking pictures of rocky streams from a water-level perspective.
_____I developed Reynaud's syndrome in my right index finger this morning. The last time this happened, Kali (and I) freaked out and got me to the doctor's office as quickly as we could. It is disconcerting - my finger turned purple and got cold and stiff - I was sure gangrene was imminent! The doctor calmly diagnosed the problem and told me to keep my finger warm by immersing it in warm water. Sure enough, the symptoms disappeared. I'm repeating the treatment today by wrapping my fingers around generous mugs of hot cocoa.