February 9, 2011
There’s a beautiful snow falling right now. The past few storms we’ve had have been violent affairs — stiff winds, frigid temperatures. Nothing gentle about them. But there is no wind tonight, and the air is cold but not biting. Sounds are muffled, peaceful. Already we’ve got close to an inch, and though the forecast is for two inches or so, I think we’ll wind up with more. It’s clinging to branches and tree trunks, so that the lights on the house make it seem that the trees are glowing. It’s been a long winter, and many of us are ready for an early spring. But this is lovely.