It's snowing Again. Thank goodness. There's about a foot on the ground and an additional 6-8 inches is expected here in my cottage corner by evening. My garden will be happy come springtime. Snow is a great insulator and a good fertilizer. It's also fun to play in.
The little bird I thought was an albino turns out to be leucistic instead. When it alights on the feeder it is barely discernible against the white sky.(http://birding.about.com/od/identifyingbirds/a/leucism.htm)
Winter strips the landscape down to its bare bones...
then decorates it in shades of black and white. Still, if you look for them, you can find bits of color.
and sunsets paint their own pictures against the often dreary backdrop of cold and snow.