Snowfall At Dusk
We had another snowfall last Saturday night, just a couple of inches. Judy ran out with her camera to capture the scene before the light faded.
The street lamps were just coming on. This one makes me think of the lamppost that marks the border of the land of Narnia.
Everything gets outlined in white by the fresh snow. That’s the winter skeleton of Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum) in the foreground.
In a recent post I was talking about snow hats. Here are little snow hats on the seedheads of Golden Glow (Rudbeckia laciniata).
Judy was saying that the snow accentuates the many varied shapes of the trees. There are stems that point like poking fingers.
There are bold, jagged lines.
And graceful curving ones.
Towering trees, and ones that are more compact, trees that reach up and ones that reach out.
In winter you get a better sense of the size and shapes and design of the trees. During the other seasons they hide their structure behind masses of leaves.
Here Judy turns around and takes a picture of her own footsteps in the snow, with our house at the end of the block. Incidentally, our house sits exactly where two local streets form a T.
It’s been ridiculously warm since these pictures were taken, reaching 60 degrees (F) today. I have a feeling, though, that we’ll get one more serious snowstorm before winter calls it quits.