The Color of Snow

Fallen Snow
Pen and ink, 6 x 9 inches

All the world is glowing as the snow continues to fall.

The magic of a snowy day is partly due to the soft silence that envelopes us — warm and protected, if we're lucky to be tucked into heated homes, swathed in sweaters, socks and fleecy throws.

Along with the quiet is the brilliance of the stuff itself. When sunlight hits the snow, the photons scatter through the messy, crystalline structure, reflecting all the colors of the rainbow back.

In light, black is the absence of all color and white is the presence of all color. Add the snowy crystals and and the snow is more than just white — it's glowing from within!

What a treat to not have to travel in snowy weather. Go down your list of reasons to venture forth and check which jaunts are really necessary. Isn't it more important to warm up a bowl of soup, curl up with a book or to simply gaze out the window and contemplate the wonderland?


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Double "D" said...

Well said.

I love the simplicity of line.

Suzanne McDermott said...

So great to hear from you Doug!