white bowls carved by wind
surround each tree – little shelves
of snow stuck to trunks
All the trees in the woods are surrounded by white bowls. Just above the bowl, a little shelf of snow clings to the trunk. It looks as if the pile of snow around the base of the tree shrunk and separated, leaving a bowl below and the peak of the pile stuck to the trunk just above, white and spongy like a shelf mushroom.