Winter Encounter

This morning, I walked the boot path through the snow to our next-door neighbor's house to pay our babysitter from last night. It was my first time walking across the snow in the bright sunlight. As the sun was coming up, it cast yellow and pink pastel shadows careening across the snow drifts through the woods behind our house and into the little hills in our yard. I took a deep breath through my nose and felt something I'd never felt before - nose hairs turning into icicles! Sugar-sized snow particles fwoofed off the branches and dusted the ground with the gentle wind. Amazing winter...