Another chilly start to the day this morning, but it had actually warmed up 3° on the way to this spot at the Quabbin. My buddy, Mr. Moose (who remembers him?) here decided to stay put while I got out the snow shoes. He looks warm, huh? I think the dashboard needs a dusting.
There is a site with the remnants of an old “mansion” as you hike in on Webster Road across from the Hanks Meadow area. After photographing that (more on that tomorrow), I decided to shoot some shadows on the snow and found this fallen twig casting its own along that of a taller tree. I found it interesting and enjoy that the cold had provided some nice sparkly crystals to reflect the angular sunlight.Tomorrow is March 1st and one would expect the month to signal a warming trend. So far that is not in the forecast. Somewhere under all our snow, skunk cabbages are starting to push their way up from the ground. I know where to look, but they will have to make enough of their own heat (which they do) to melt through at least two feet of snow. Maybe by April 1st.