The snow around here hasn’t melted, or even fallen off the trees, so it is quite beautiful on a still, cold night with a little moon and the stars.  The darkness is balanced by the great amount of light that reflects from everywhere and nowhere off the snow.  A beautiful night, very calm and still.  Gorgeous but not kind, a sense that winter so often brings.

That being said, I have to admit the man-sized patch of fog at Witches’ Corner* on the way up the hill, late at night, in the middle of the road, on a night with no fog and too cold for open water in a culvert? Just a tad creepy.  I know there are springs thereabouts so it probably was due to flowing water, but still creepy!

*The old road alignment switchbacked there, and horses apparently always spooked.