Trees glitter like castles
of ribbons, the broad fields
smolder with light, a passing
heaped with shining hills
-Mary Oliver, from “First Snow”
I stole a few minutes of this snow day to take some photos with my mom and get outside, instead of just seeing our snowy neighborhoods via my friends’ instagram feeds. This is one of the reasons why my heart will always love the midwest. It may be cold and bleak and the winter seems forever long, but the bitter chill is all redeemed through a glittery snow covering every inch of life.