Snow Shadows A photo gallery of snow shadows and shapes 2004 February 02We've turned the corner. Spring is coming. The sun is higher. The light is brighter. Some of the shrubs are starting to take on a little colour. But any ground hog out and about today will be predicting 6 more weeks of winter.( - map - explore) The sun is working its magic. Even though the temperature is well below zero, the snow is melting back on this southern exposure. Natural abstracts abound. One of the joys of snow-shoeing in the Petawawa Research Forest is the unbroken snow. You rarely encounter anyone. A single skier has been along here earlier in the season. And more recently, a fox. Of course, the price of unbroken snow is having to continually break trail. What lies beneath?