Last year, though we did not get as much snow as surrounding areas, it was actually cold enough to stick to the ground. I love winter when it snows! There is something so magical about a world shrouded in snow.
I could not resist going outside. I was walking along the snow smudged sidewalk toward the Independence Bridge. The world was a wonderland of intricate white-laced branches.
That is why this lovely maiden, modestly draped in licorice fern, stood out so beautifully against the snow-laden trees. Most days you can find her gently dreaming, hidden amongst her sisters.
I think she might have been a little startled when I stopped to take her picture!
It is interesting to note, that when I notice something unexpected, unusual, or beautiful, my eyes tickle. The way I describe that feeling, is that what I'm seeing "fills my eyes." It could be a vivid color, one of my siblings' amazing photos, or the grace of a ballet dancer. That snowy day, the Fern Maiden "filled my eyes."