The weekend snow inspired me to run to “Timekeeper,” the new virtual exploration of Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones, to see how the storm was captured on camera. For those of you who haven’t used the spin browser for yourself, you can watch images of the Garden through time lapse photography. So when the snow began at 1:32 on Saturday afternoon, the camera picked up each flake as it alighted on to a stone. As the wind picked up, each hour brought a new layer of white, and at 1 a.m. there were so many flakes that the camera became a shimmering prism through which you could view the Garden. By the time I arrived at work on Monday, the Garden was enveloped in white, yet the boulders themselves were bare. The Garden lay undisturbed in its winter beauty.
If you want to see the Garden Monday through Friday, but can’t swing a visit downtown, be sure to check out the daily photo on the Garden site. I have no doubt that we will be treated to more winter scenes like this one.