I was outside several times today, but my camera is on a snowmobile weekend with my husband, so I'm going to borrow several of Haiku's photos. She took these last Sunday afternoon after my stroll. She went a little further afield than I did, down the hill and into the woods. It still looks much like this today, but with a few more bare patches. By the way, if by "partly cloudy" the weatherman meant "perfectly blue sky with the merest suggestion of clouds on the northern edge of the sky" then he got the forecast right for the day. It was near freezing all day, but so pretty that it was easy to ignore the temperature and head outside to enjoy all the sparkle of the sunlight on the snow.
A little red squirrel hid his head from the camera, but the trees, and the snow, and the tiny hidden beauties of the woods were cooperative with Haiku. These photos reveal the winter peacefulness of her walk in the woods. How could we fully appreciate the cool greenness of the woods in the summer, if we never experienced the white stillness of the woods in winter?
all photos by Haiku, February 1, 2009