Before the warm temperatures which melted any snow which wasn't perpetually in the shade, we'd had some around freezing temps followed by a plunge into the deep freeze. I came home from work and was struck by the snow in the drive.
It had developed a hard shell to it that, when the sun was just right, looked like pearl. It sparkled and gleamed.
When it's like this, it's really slick and the hard coat will hold a lot of weight so you have to be careful if you have to traverse even a small distance. But it was so pretty.
All this snow is gone now. The only place there is any snow is where huge piles had been created as it was moved aside. But these photos remind me that as cold as it was, there is beauty in winter. There's beauty everywhere, you just need to look for it.
Beverage: Huckleberry tea