White Pine trees are common in the North East U.S.A and so they are often over-looked, passed by, taken-for-granted. But last night the falling snow turned to ice causing the branches to bend low, so I could see more closely and take this morning picture to share. Every needle is encased in ice and and drops of water have decorated the needle tips. The surprise didn't last long - within an hour it was all gone.
So perhaps in the Jubilee Year of Mercy (and mercy means kindness) we might do something to surprise and delight someone else. Be creative: like ice forming on pine needles.