Gently falling snow muffles sound; shortens distance Magnifies details. Flakes limn the branches. Black and white outlines sharpen while contours soften. Tracks abound in snow tires, squirrel, human, bird, dog. Each path visible. Snow still coming down coating trees, grass and rooftops. Melting on pavement. How can tree roots drink up snow so quickly that it leaves behind bare ground? Snowman on fire pit Do wet logs hide underneath smoldering in pique?