05 December 2009

the arrival

outside early this morning, it feels as if it could snow at last. after a moonlit overnight, the morning air is cold, the sky a flat leaden grey. there's a fresh-frigid smell that fills the nostrils just before snow arrives. and nature is hushed and quiet, as if waiting. in early afternoon, it begins, spitting slowly at first and then falling faster, in great fat fluffy flakes...

our first snow.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Your stuff is amazing! I love the simplicity of the pictures and yet details that keep one staring at them.

chris said...

thanks, jennifer! i like this shot too, especially the flakes suspended in the air...always so surprised to see at download that they just don't look as i expected they would..