Muffled by cold and snow, the landscape is truly dormant and quiet.
Yet there is movement and color, even on the coldest of days.
This particular spot on River Road in West Arlington is where this part of the Battenkill River hugs the edge of the road which itself hugs the foot of a steep hill. It takes the morning sun a long time to penetrate this far. But the distant trees do catch morning light. The warm orange light both contrasts and compliments the variety of blues that are found in shadows on the snow and reflections in the river.