It wouldn’t be snowy winter unless I was writing about sastrugi, the snow waves and caves created by the wind. This is what the western edge of the Sunken Garden looked like at early this morning. The snow storm has passed but the snow is cold and dry and the wind blows right across the field to the west.
You can see how the shape of the snow has changed, especially where the sun is hitting in the center.
The snow was still blowing and forming at 4 pm when the sun was beginning to set.
To keep warm I did some baking. Inspired by the NYTimes story about Swedish bakeries, I got out my Great Scandinavian Baking Book by Beatrice Ojakangas and whipped up a Finnish Prince’s Cake, or Fyrstekaka. My lattice isn’t very lovely, but when friends and I sampled it, we all agreed it was a hit.