At last! A snowfall that actually covers the ground. I have often had it said to me that I must really enjoy the cold given some of my travels. That is in fact not at all true and actually it is quite the opposite. I take pleasure in a nice sunny day just like most other people. What I do love is pristine environments and it just so happens that many of those are in cold locations. If you stop to look there is beauty no matter what the season or temperature so I layer up and get out even if the conditions are a bit brisk. What I do LOVE about the cold is the crisp air, a beautiful blue sky contrasted with a snow covered ground and the quiet. So be safe out there and take in the quiet while it is here. Maybe it will stick around long enough for me to get out and shoot but for now here is a favorite snowy picture taken on a past trip in arctic Alaska.