We've had more snow and more cold temperatures this winter than any other since I was a child. To mark this, I took my new woolen piece outside to photograph. With the snow blanket.
I had just re-read this book .
I learned that in Japan, red and white cloth is used to denote a village festival or other kind of celebration.
That the Japanese aesthetic is sensitive to nature.
That there is a reverence for those moments briefly glimpsed.
The passage of time is important in the Japanese aesthetic and there is a kind of beauty in the accumulation of time.