Getting up before the dogs has its benefits on a daybreak with new snowfall. Since Ferris (the difficult dog) has very short legs, I need to shovel a path for him to navigate. Bella doesn’t really mind frolicking through the deeper snow, but it is easier to have a clear walking area. As previously mentioned, I have lost my footing on much less slippery surfaces. Anyway, I managed to complete the chore before I needed to take the dogs out. It was a particularly pretty snowfall. The bright, full moon shone upon the white blanket and really created a lovely, peaceful scene. It was early. Later, I did manage to get my camera a get a shot of the pale pink sky above the winter white.
We received many beautiful Christmas cards from family and friends. I saved a few with images I thought might fit in with my renewed interest in collage. With the exception of Lorelei’s beautiful card, also of a winter scene and one that I will frame, the cards went into a resource pile in my Salvation Army traveling storage bin. A few days ago I came up with the sketch to the right. Using a sparkling black and white photographed image on a card from my cousin Gene and his wife, Janet, I hoped to capture the warm feeling even the coldest snowfall can create. A little overworked for my liking, I decided to pass judgment the following day. It looked better when I viewed it more as a spectator rather than its creator. We did the food shopping yesterday, have no appointments or need to go anywhere and will probably just enjoy the views of our winter wonderland. A nice friend stopped by and plowed our driveway, refusing to take any compensation for the job. Life is good.