Last weekend brought yet another snowfall (which we are all hoping is the last large snow of this winter season). It was a beautiful snow – large flakes that drifted down and settled on everything. The tree branches were outlined in snow, showing their structure. The woods were quiet except for the sound of my snowshoes; with snow depths up to 20 inches snowshoes were required. I love being out in nature during a snowfall. Everything is magically softened and the world is enveloped in a special quiet.