It snowed most of the day today, though most of it didn't stick. The change in the outdoors brought the point home just how much weather affects my thought process. I watched the snow while I was getting some prints ready for clients this afternoon and it got me into a dreamy state of mind (which hasn't really left me yet), hence the photo of reflections in a part of downtown Boulder taken tonight. Snow seems to open pathways in my mind that aren't accessible in the typical day-to-day sunshine or cloudy day. Colors and textures and people and dogs and reflections and geese (lots of geese in Boulder right now) are all somehow much more interesting and thought provoking, though I'm not quite sure why.
Perhaps it's the infrequent nature of snow. Or maybe it's how it seems to inhale all the noise out of any scene. Maybe it's the numb fingers holding my camera or the itchy layers of sweaters, scarves, hats and coats that I have to wear to keep out the cold. Whatever it is, I'm always happy for the mental break and change in perspective it lends.