Sparkling Snow

The girls like the cold.

So do I.

We're a good match.

One reason I like the cold: it makes the snow sparkle. The sun reflects off the icy crystals, like so many small diamonds.

I doubt the girls care about this particular aspect of the cold, but for me, sparkling snow makes the world appear clean and fresh and beautiful.

It's hard to capture just how beautiful this dazzling snow is with my little camera. But I try. The upper photo was taken out my front door this morning; the lower photo taken yesterday morning while hiking with the girls in the forest.