|Obviously, no photos of my own for this post. So instead, I offer this; snowflake science image from here.|
In the morning, after a first cup of coffee but before anyone was out to disturb the fresh powder, I bundled up and went ashore ... only to discover that too much snow had fallen! My dock cleat was just an indistinguishable mound of white. Not that I would have believed there was such a thing as too much snow in any other context. I love the way the white blanket transforms the world, but today, I was on a mission. I also knew that I could stage the photo using a box of kosher salt as "snow" although I hadn't expected to need to do that yet. I wandered around the marina looking for likely dock cleats, to no avail. Cold and hungry, I came back aboard empty handed, or rather, empty memory-carded.
...Only to find a facebook page filled with snow photos from other boating friends. Helen posted icicles on her dock railing; Cathy posted a snowbound lighthouse; Jody posted snowflakes and ice crystals on her isinglass. And I had, well, nothing. I had been so intent on looking for the exact image I wanted, that I failed to see all the other possibilities around me.
But no fear, it's supposed to snow again tonight. This time, I'll be ready.