Glancing out of the window late last night, it struck me how much a blanket of snow changes the way we see things. Much is obscured. Details like the division between pavement and road or path and plant bed become difficult or impossible to delineate by sight. However, even as some things are hidden, others come to light. You can see where people have trod or driven and also where animals have made their way over the ground. You can see which houses have good roof insulation and which parts of the garden are sheltered from snow – and rain.
It also transforms how things look at night. With so much white, areas that normally appear dark glow and areas that are lit by street lights become quite bright. It becomes a new way to see things, day and night. Hide… and reveal.