I was so excited a few days ago to see the first flurry of snow falling. It was a mild day and the snow was wet so I knew it wasn’t going to stick around. That’s part of why it was easy to enjoy – it looked pretty and light as it gently fell and there wasn’t going to be enough to require shovelling.
I was surprised to see the snow had collected in some places in the woods and enjoyed feeling the promise of the season without the harsh conditions that accompany a Canadian winter! I loved seeing and feeling the contrast that this first snow brought about, as I watched the flow of the water race along with snow covered tree limbs hanging out over the creek , and as I stepped on the semi-frozen earth with the mud still squishing softly beneath.
Hard and soft, at-rest and fluid, these qualities have been rolling around in my head ever since and will definitely influence my creative work in the days to come.
I hope you’re enjoying preparing for the season!