During the drought, I recall several years in a row where we received no snow in January. Nothing. So despite the cold, shoveling the sidewalk, and the inconvenient travel, I am grateful for the snow we've had this month. Last week, I took a walk on my lunch break at the day job. The sun peeked out long enough for me to take some stunning photographs of the remains of the recent snow storm. This is the moment after a storm, and just before a thaw, when everything is coated in pristine snow.