Homemade snow cream (with chocolate chips added, of course!)
Friend today, foe tomorrow.


Suspended ice sculptures…beautiful,
but a definite foe for this old roof.


Nandina berries — ice below — sun behind.
A friend all around.

A vintage metal glider pie-crust design.
The creator of these classics will always be a friend.

The record-breaking snowfall this week
befriended me from the start.

As any good friend,
it opened my eyes to God’s amazing handiwork,
it compelled me to slow down and to be still,
and it produced much laughter and a few kicked cans.

Three days later, however, and cooped up in the house,
the snow is turning to ice
and my mind is turning to slush.

So…
Farewell snow, both my friend and foe.