Snow is a weather event of great contrasts. It can be hauntingly beautifuly and incredibly ugly. The above photo shows the beauty of the snow giving way to the warmth of the sun, with the sun creating crisp shadows. As the snow gets muddy and slushy, it will look gray and lifeless. Snow can bring people together or keep them apart. With children out sledding and families staying close to home, bad weather brings us together. When people live alone, being snowed in can be extremely isolating, putting contact with the outside world on hold.
In exactly a month, Greensboro will celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, not too far from where the above photo was taken. At times, the Revolutionary War soldiers must have felt the desolation of these cold winter days. Perhaps, in their own way, they saw the beauty, too. What do you see when looking at a scene like the above? Happy Saturday, dear readers.