However there are times when a falling of new snow on the landscape can have that look of a charming picture postcard and I sigh at the beauty of winter. Just as long as I don't have to shovel or go out in it fine. I am more than happy to look at it - marvel at the beauty of what cold can do to droplets of water and move on to the warmth of hearth, home and a glass of wine.
The picture I've used as a header the past few days is a winter scene from Saskatoon. I'm not sure where in Saskatoon or even where I found it but it is rather lovely in a Bergman-Pushkin way.
03 February -1916: Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.