This is Otter Creek from Samas Market in Middlebury. This was in the early part of winter, and the open water in the creek was rapidly freezing.
There is something poignant about snow at night when it swirls around light posts, like this fancy one I saw at UVM. All too often when working late during the dark winter nights I found myself staring out the window watching the snow swirl.
To me this was a hypothetical watershed map but others thought it looked like a tree, or neurons in a brain. I'm so fascinated with dendric patterns...
In February I found myself feeling nostalgic for flowers and green growing plants. I was holed up in a cabin north of Ottawa, and found myself sitting next to a wood stove drawing these flowers from a wildflower field guide.