We had a few inches of snow fall again last night, the kind that sticks to every little twig and branch on every tree and bush. I was outside early to clear the walkway and driveway, just as the sun was beginning to peek over the trees on the far side of frozen Lake Casse. As I shoveled away and the earth turned, I was able to stop periodically and try to capture the hushed beauty and peace as the air became suffused with warm shades of creamy peach and yellow. Here my photos: sunrise on February 14, 2013, Mahopac NY.
After the driveway was all cleared, I walked down the hill with Cassie (actually, I must confess, one of the girls left a sled at the top of the hill and it's much easier, faster and more fun to sled down, so that's what I did!). By then, the sun was further up and was beginning to warm the air a little and an almost imperceptible breeze was ever so gently moving the trees. The snow started drifting off the branches, in gentle wafts, almost like it was snowing again, but this time in the bright morning sunlight. It made the air shimmer and glitter. As birds began to twitter and call to each other through the trees, it was impossible not to feel truly blessed to experience the simple magic of an ordinary sunrise.