Snow music

I just walked home from manhattanhero's house. It looks like it has been snowing for a couple hours now. Big fat flakes that build up and make the world into a clean slate for a short time. It was amazing to walk home in the middle of it all. It was late enough so that there were no footprints on the sidewalks, and almost no tire tracks in the street. Everything was smooth and white and new.

I wanted the perfect music to accompany the setting. I wanted the right music to make the walk transcend the boundary from beautiful to magical. I knew that all I needed was the right music, but I didn't have it. It was nowhere to be found in the 3633 songs on my Rio. What's worse is that I don't know what the perfect music would have been. I feel like it might be a never-ending search. I'm not sure what the perfect music would be, but I know it would feature a piano, or maybe chimes. The sound of a crystal wind chime - that light, tinkling sound that seems like it should be the sound of a snowflake landing. The sound that you heard in your head when you read about Tinkerbell. That's what should be in the music.

The walk home was so nice, that when I got back, I grabbed my camera and went back out. I had to try to capture it, but it didn't work so well. I couldn't retrace my steps, because my own footprints ruined the scene, and the lighting in my neighborhood isn't the best for nighttime photography. I tried anyway, and I've posted the results below.

You'll see that one of the pictures is of tracks in the snow. They are the tracks of a rabbit and a dog. The picture doesn't show it well, but I'm pretty sure the dog is tracking the rabbit. It got close at one point, because the rabbit tracks turn from a slow hop to a sprint. That's something I appreciate from my schooling here in Placid. In elementary school, we were taught how to identify different animal tracks. I sometimes wish I knew more on that subject. It's fun to recreate scenes like that.

My footprints in the snow.
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Natural light scene.
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Flashed to show the snowflakes.
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The rabbit and the dog.
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Me, coming home, covered in snow after only a few minutes back outside.
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