Although winter is relinquishing its grasp and the snow is hard, crusty and dirty. I look forward to the warming temperatures and the greening of the trees and the earth surrounding them. As my farewell to winter, I want to remember the magic of the first real big snowfall of the winter season. The snow usually contains a lot of moisture, is heavy and sticks to everything. While the storm rages it is comforting to be indoors and looking out. It is the morning after the storm that the magic abounds. It is wonderful to be outside and looking up at the accumulation of snow on the branches of the trees and the formations created by the fresh snow. The sun catches the ice crystals and it looks like the trees are glowing.
If you have an opportunity to enjoy the first big winter storm of the season, don’t forget to look up in wonder and awe at the beauty created after the storm.