Monday, December 31, 2012

Another World

How rarely any real winter weather appears on this rolling screen. The weather seems grueling and noteworthy on the northern coast of  California when the sky is merely dark and there is maybe some rain and wind. It never gets any worse than that, not even at the midwinter moment called New Year's Eve. Vistas like the ones above (tall avenues of barren trees, flat white expanses of actual freezing-cold snow, mystical frosty twinklings) never come this way unless, like now, they are sent across the continent by a friend with an expressive camera, visiting urban Midwestern scenes.