The more adventurous wanderer may hear
The crystals shoot and form, and winter slow
Increase his rule by gentlest summer means.”— Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), “Pray to What Earth Does This Sweet Cold Belong,” in The Four Seasons: Poems, edited by J.D. McClatchy (2008)
I took this photo in late January of this year in Saddle River County Park in Ridgewood, N.J.