Photo by Dana Wilde An apple tree gnarled in the snowless cold off the Myrick Road on Jan. 11.

A dark and reckless winter

Winter is a dark and reckless thing, even when it’s half asleep. By which I mean, of course, the lack of snow cover in most of Maine this year, at least through the middle of last week. At our house in Troy, we’ve had disturbingly mixed feelings about this.  more