I love how snow can reveal or highlight patterns that otherwise remain hidden. A sudden change in weather, or the gradual dance from season to season changes our perspective. Scenes and plants that we have grown accustomed to suddenly pop in new, surprising ways.
We had just a smidgen of snow on February 23rd. Just enough to change things up and freshen my outlook. There is something magical about snow shadows. That stark contrast between the snow and the areas underneath the trees where little has fallen. I like walking through a forest on days like this, looking out from the shadows into the quiet light.
Honestly, I also like how a good snow can make everyone hibernate at home for a bit. The quiet is revealing. No cars and trucks zooming by, no constant blah blah blah echoing everywhere to distract you. Snow makes a good respite for introverts, if you’re paying attention and can get out in it before everyone else.
The potted plants look more decorative in this state. I like how snow hides a lot of ugly.
Snow even makes an old black plastic look better. The wine barrel rings that I saved for some undetermined future project almost look like an artistic statement in an of themselves. Accidental elegant design through laziness.
Pausing to admire this simple, yet classy device (the folding chair) for keeping precious seedlings up out of reach from the rabbits. There is a flat of seedlings on the seat. The buckets are collecting rain water. Not very glamorous, I’m afraid. Hoping this is a temporary measure for a “temporary” rabbit.
Okay, enough of that. Heading to the back yard to look for those hidden patterns.
Now heading to the gardens along the side of the house.
Moving to the front garden. I tried to get a good photo of the snow and how it highlights the branch structure of Aristotelia fruticosa. I wasn’t very successful, but I am going to make you look at three pictures of it anyway because I like this plant a lot and think its form is worth showing off.
Heading to work. I had to stop and take a few more photos.