Winter Walk around My Neighborhood
January 3, 2021
People in the northern climes carry idealized images of palm trees in their heads. They imagine green fronds on tidy trees right next to a pristine beach. They don’t see the brown fronds that hang down below the green ones or ones that fall off the trees into the roadways. They don’t see the litter of dead fronds at the base of the trees in the parks. (Mind you, I like the litter of dead palm fronds, but I may be a little unusual that way.) The other day I was looking at the remnants of snow lying around my neighborhood and thought, “People who don’t see snow in person don’t know how it looks after it’s been around a while.” So I start off this post with that reality, segueing into what else I could find on my dreary morning walk yesterday. We aren’t forecast to see any sunshine until a week from tomorrow, and that only partial. I may have to resort to the archives or more Intentional Camera Movement in the house for the next post.