Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gazebo in the Snow

Hamilton Park is still closed. I took this picture with the lens through the fence, two or three days after the big blizzard. It was apparent nobody has worked on the park after the snowfall, which was significant. Apparently it’s now considered urban legend that Eskimos have a hundred words for snow, but they probably have more than one, they deal with snow a lot. We have snow as well as sleet and slush. The snow here is undisturbed, still pristine, unlike most of the snow now around town, which is frozen gray and black muck mostly. Nonetheless, it melts in the afternoon, re-freezes again come nightfall. So it looks different than freshly fallen, or the day after freshly fallen, different enough for a different word and if the park remains closed long enough maybe we’ll have to invent one. But why keep complaining, this is quite pretty, gazebo in the snow.

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