Saturday, February 13, 2010

The best kind of snow

THE SNOW had begun in the gloaming,

And busily all the night

Had been heaping field and highway
With a silence deep and white.

Every pine and fir and hemlock
Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
And the poorest twig on the elm-tree
Was ridged inch deep with pearl. 

-James Russell Lowell, The First Snow-Fall

Though I've been dreaming of Spring, the snow that fell last night made the waiting a little more bearable. It was the best kind of snow - light and fluffy like cake icing, coating the trees and lawn but not the road.

Snow always brings birds to the feeders, and this time I put the long lens on the camera and tried for some better pictures.

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