As I forecast here...Winter has (finally) arrived!
Just when it seemed we might see temperatures in the 50s right through Christmas, Mother Nature came through for us and delivered a fresh white blanket of beautiful snow to cover up the brown landscape Autumn had left behind after her departure.
Unfortunately, the fascination doesn't last long as adults. We quickly start griping about the hazards and tedious chores that come along with this winter wonderland. However this year, I hope to hold on to that wonderment a little longer than usual - To see the beauty beneath the black ice and snow drifts.
It's amazing how the miserable scraping and snow brushing and the dreaded winter driving can be so easily transformed into joy when a three-year-old runs to the window on a snowy morning and exclaims, "Yeah! It's WINTER, Christmas is coming!!!"