Where flakes gather . . .
Trees don necklaces.
Hemlocks act like umbrellas.
Branches create geometric shapes.
Hieroglyphics are written upon crustose bases.
Red squirrel toes are enhanced.
Leaves transform into stained glass.
Catkins release fleur de lis scales and tiny seeds one by one.
A young woman smears on cranberry red lipstick.
A gnome watches from his hiding place.
And a snowman steps forth to ask for a dance.
All of this can only happen where snowflakes gather.