After the holidays, I actually welcome winter because I look at it as a way to slow down after the busy season. I enjoy a period of hibernation and there is something comforting about staying inside where it is warm and cozy, looking out at the beauty of the snow-filled landscape. This year, we have had a lot of snow. The day after Christmas, we had at least a foot. It was great timing...no pressure to be anywhere! We enjoyed watching the seemingly un-ending snowfall with our chairs next to the flickering fireplace, the scent of cookies baking in the oven, and comfort food warming on the stove...a peaceful, restful day!
(It wasn't until after we took the photo with our neighbor's house in the background that we noticed the deer in her driveway!)