This was taken in Jay Vermont on a cross-country ski trail at Jay Peak resort. It was cold like Jay often is – maybe around zero or below. This is part of a series I’ve been drawn to showing leaves or rather with this a broken-off Spruce pine branch embedded in snow.
With the leave photos and this one, I think the pine needles and branch look like a person in this case submerged in snow. There’s a certain emotion that comes from the gesture-like form – hard to describe but palpable.