The day after a snow, you can forget where it came from and imagine
it rose up from below, instead. Oceanic swells rise and fall away,
rise and fall. Fallen Christmas trees form coral reefs. Schools
of chipmunks and squirrels weave through the branches.

Another perfect winter day: sparkling white snow under a brilliant
blue sky. Brisk and invigorating. Buds are swelling, I can feel it.