Following yesterday’s diversion to warm memories, it’s time to return to the realities of the here-and-now. The temperature has dropped precipitously on this day before New Year’s eve, and it’s supposed to stay around 0°F (-18°C) overnight and into tomorrow. The half-inch of snow that has fallen in the past day is nicely crunchy underfoot. Earlier today I left the main door open for a while, awaiting the arrival of a friend, and within mere minutes, frost flowers formed on the glass on the storm door.
I find the patterns that form under such circumstances endlessly fascinating. I had only a few moments to try to capture something of their faery elegance.