I love trees. I love snow. Probably part of why I love living in the mountains. While we've had light dustings of snow earlier last month, the last two days of December brought our first real snowfall of the season.
The soft, fluffy stuff that carpets everything in a white blanket. That leaves a kind of hush over the air.
And it's been cold enough the snow should stick around for more than a day or two. We were away for Chirstmas and getting home was a bit more of a challenge than we'd anticipated when we left, even with checking the weather sites (snow chains, anyone? Thank goodness for 4x4!), the beauty of nature was worth the extra hassle.
I'm happy to be home today, snug in my warm house, with my husband also off for the day.
Tomorrow's soon enough to think about work. About laundry. The sun's glistening on all that white, the breeze is light, and today is my first 'snow day' of the year. What a wonderful start to 2015!
Here's hoping your New Year is bright and beautiful!