YES! Now this is what I'm talking about. When I woke up to yet more snow, and quite heavy, my heart sank slightly. But by the time I went downstairs and out the door with the shovel to shovel the path to the birdfeeders, it had all but stopped. Chickadees and tufted titmice came within inches of my hand when I brought out the seed. I could see the glint of mischief in their bright black eyes. Breath taking.
We spent almost the entire day outside. This morning, I went and spent quite a bit of time by myself packing down the hill before the kids came out. Then we went sledding. The whole day, excepting a break for lunch. It was glorious. The sky was slightly blue, with just a few feathery flakes gently drifting downward. The kind of day that envelopes everything in softness and stillness. An absolutely beautiful, beautiful day--truly a gift.