This past Saturday I managed to get out on a bicycle ride, something I haven't been able to do for quite a while. I didn't go on the bike paths -- those aren't plowed, and are still covered in snow and ice -- but it was warm enough (mid-40s) and the roads were clear enough that I spent about half an hour enjoying this unexpected pleasure.
I hoped to do it again the following day, but that Saturday night, when I let the dogs out to pee, I was confronted by the evidence that winter has not yet let go its grip on us -- snow was falling. This was disheartening, but I was taken by the dramatic lighting in our front yard. It was a dark night, and the walkway light was starkly illuminating the bushes decorated by the recently fallen snow. I set up my camera on my TrekPod and got this shot.
The next morning, I took another shot of the same location in daylight.
Quite a difference! -- PL