it snowed here last night.

just a dusting, really.

not enough for even one bowl of snow ice cream

but enough to cause the roads to be icy

and treacherous.


we spent most of the morning

with our noses to the window

taking in the beauty of the freshly-articulated trees

wondering if we can make it up and down the hills

on our daily walk.


i love the quiet stillness

the snow brings

and the blue air.

there are those who will explain

the hue and stillness

with great authority

using numbers and


and studies.

but they’re only theories, really.

educated guesses, really, that make some feel better about the world and themselves


sometimes we don’t need to know why

we just need to enjoy and revel in

what is

while it is.