Skiing and snowmen, raucous play while dressed up in warm clothes stir minds of the young and young at heart on viewing such a sight. Hearth fires with soup and sherry appeal to their elders when rheumatism acts up in this kind of winter weather.
Whether viewed from a comfortable, warm indoor vantage point or standing on a hill with ambitious hiking plans, the magnificence of landscape transformation from a sudden snowfall captivates.
The blustery storm of the day before that brought the snowfall is replaced by quiet that is palpable. Serenity touches the spirit, even for some of those that only momentarily look up from book or screen.