Luminous Winter Night

The extraordinary luminosity reflected from the outer wall of the forest to the open ground in front of it creates a dramatic setting of atmospheric light and shadow in every day and night of every season. The road to my land provides such an environment, and I have seen many such scenes. It first crosses acres of farmland, and then suddenly enters the dark depths of the woods. In “Luminous Winter Night,” I wish to describe the enchanting mystical, fairyland effect of the reflected moon from a sentry of trees into the crystallized air and onto the snow that I have seen while approaching the dark embrace of the woods I call home.