“New Year’s first snow–ah–just barely enough to tilt the daffodil.”
Enjoy nature’s beauty. A flower that sustains the winter long enough to be touched by snow. This quote is filled with imagery, reminding us of several concepts. Everything comes and goes in cycles, is transient, just like our seasons. Flowers will eventually die or go dormant. Snow, like a burden, brings weight down on the flower’s shoulders. It cannot avoid it, but it can bend with it instead of break.
There is also just the vivid description of his observations right now as he sees them. With such amazing beauty all around us at any moment, that is further justification of why we should focus and be entirely in the now, with no distracting thoughts to steal the thunder from the simple wonders all around us.