The past weekend brought a powerful storm to our area, beginning with ice and ending with several inches of heavy, wet snow. But what a beautiful snow it was! There was no wind, and the snow clung to tree branches like a thick coating of powdered sugar.
Overnight, the neighborhood was transformed into a winter wonderland. The landscape was brilliant against the contrast of an intense blue sky. Icy jewels hung from the branches of trees. Pine boughs, heavily laden with snow, craned toward the ground. A lone rabbit scampered across the yard, no doubt wondering where to find her next meal. For a moment, our ordinary neighborhood was magical.