Frosting

A rather thick coating of light snow covered all the old crusty accumulation, erased all the animal tracks in the backyard, and provided a good excuse to spend a lot of the day outdoors.

It was still snowing lightly as I made a snowshoe track through the woods, so the light is very flat.

It was still snowing lightly as I made a snowshoe track through the woods, so the light is very flat.  I didn’t notice that I had captured a starburst of the sun by accident (top center).  By the way, this photo was taken right at noon!

In fact, this scene doesn't look very different when converted to black and white.

In fact, this scene doesn’t look very different when converted to black and white.

It was absolutely still, except for the high testosterone chickadees that have started their “phoebe” duets.  It seem a little early to think about setting up breeding territories.

The only evidence of animal activity was this excavation, probably by a squirrel looking for some buried treasure.

The only evidence of animal activity was this excavation, probably by a squirrel looking for some buried treasure.

What a difference a little sun makes in the beauty of the scene.

What a difference a little sunshine makes in the beauty of fresh snow.

 

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