The really great thing about snow is that it makes ordinary things look pretty. It also makes ugly things look nice. Amazing how that works.
A few days after each snow, the sides of the roads always start looking dirty and dingy. What with all the sand and plowing, the once-lovely snowbanks along the sides of the roads become brown and ugly. But six inches of fresh snow changes all that and everything is now pretty once again.
The trees are another example. While the evergreens looks the same all year, when they are surrounded by a zillion other grey trees without any leaves, they too, start to look dingy. Fresh snow on their boughs makes everything better.
I thought I'd share a photo of our back patio, too. This is where we spend a lot of time in the summer. You can see the table and chairs that we neglected to pack up in the shed. The big snow-covered bulk in the foreground is our grill, which we still use from time to time on nice winter days. The big piles of snow close to the house are results of roof-raking.
One thing these photos don't show is the cold temperatures we're having. Lovely as it all may look, it is currently four degrees at our house. And windy. Seems it can't be cold without a nice, frigid windchill to make it more interesting.
But it is pretty. At least there's that.
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