First Snow

The first snowfall brings a promise of beauty and wonder as the landscape is blanketed in white. The soft flakes seem full of glad tidings. Holidays are quickly approaching; evergreen trees begin their reign; icicles hang desperately from rooftops. In my youth the first snowflakes brought anticipation of sledding, time off from school and exhaustive snowball fights. Even now the magic of how much the world can change in the span of an hour is mystifying. Flurries that dance through the air and alight on all we see make the world sparkle with purity and freshness. It’s a special moment, that first snowfall.

Nikon D800 Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro @ 100mm f/22 ISO 800 1/60 sec flash