A friend who was here over Thanksgiving had shoveled a winding path so his little dog could have a place to run in the deep snow. It's filled in now but the area has taken on the appearance of waves on the ocean.
I decided to gather some breadcrumbs in the backyard; just appreciate the smooth and polished surface of the snow. Depending on the time of day and the degree of cloud cover, the light and tones on the snow varied from cobalt blue to lavender.
Each breadcrumb was a small part of the whole but in its intimacy it created another dimension of my frozen backyard. The cat sculpture buried up to its nose...the ice chunks fallen from the roof...the stark simplicity of the Rose of Sharon bush surrounded by what looked to me like whipped cream...the footprints from the man who helps with my shoveling...all part of the frozen whole.
When you gather your breadcrumbs over the course of two or three days, as these were, the picture...the whole...becomes more complex...more multidimensional. Now I can see the snow in softer terms, as snowscapes. For those of you from warmer climates, here is a link to 80 frozen landscape photographs. Pour a cup of hot tea and enjoy!