The Art Of WinterHere in the Northeast, winter has taken hold. As much as I prefer seeing leaves on trees, and grass in fields, winter has its own unique beauty that is hard to quantify.
One of the loveliest things about winter is the ice crystals that form on your windshield overnight if the sky is clear. They form endlessly random fern-shaped images that shimmer in the sunlight. It almost feels criminal to scrape them off, but the law and common sense dictate that I do.
Then there is the crystalline covering of the bare trees left behind by a freezing rain, catching the sunlight as you walk by, mesmerized by it.
Its amazing how something so simple and pedestrian as ice can create such beauty.