Hoboken Snow Fossils
After blizzard, Hoboken snow fossils temporarily appear
[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]
Most people say they love seeing “untouched” snowfall after storms like our recent blizzard. I certainly agree that the beauty in those scenes is quite nice. To know that no one has disturbed what nature has painted for us gives you a sense of peace.
But when you live in a city – those pristine scenes don’t last long – before the masses awake, and scurry to wherever they’re going, messing up the previously beautiful blanket of snow.
However – I think you can see beauty in the trampled, brown snow as well. Sort of nature’s own way of freezing time, even momentarily. All these footsteps captured are like “Hoboken snow fossils.” And even though they’ll melt away in time – they still temporarily give us a historical snapshot of what was recently there.
(Smacks himself awake). What? I guess the more I think about it, it kind of reminds you about how densely populated Hoboken has become – that a perfect snowy scene lasts for such a short amount of time.
When was the last time you got to enjoy a gorgeous, unblemished wintry scene for more that just a few minutes? Do you long for a quiet country setting – or are you a forever-city person?