No. Don’t worry. I’m not heading off into the sunset. Well, we were doing pretty much just that when I snapped this photo. It was the last day we went snowshoeing before the plates started spinning and the rains came. While we had no clue the plates were being mounted on the poles, we did know the weather was going to be warming up and a rainstorm was brewing. So we stayed out as long as possible, soaking up every minute of it. Instead of retracing our steps back across a corn field and through the woods, we decided to hit the road. Snowshoes slung on poles over our shoulders, this was our view as we started up the road toward home.
Today, we still have some snow on the ground, but about 24 hours of rain and balmy temperatures have taken their toll. There’s a chance of snow every day through Saturday. But, in truth, it is more maple sugaring weather (warm days, cold nights) than deep winter. I’m hoping though. That’s just between us, O.K.? I think most of our neighbors are ready for a swift mud season, followed by a warm spring!
This photo is of a little window into a small stream on our neighbor’s land. It’s near the spot I told you I went crashing through very deep snow a few years ago. I love the lacy effect of the icy snow and the subtle reflection of the tree branches on the surface of the water.
Chuck called this vignette to my attention. It puts me in mind of a snowy inchworm oonching up the trunk of the tree.