The pine needles transformed into a winter-time fireworks display!
Last fall’s weeds because encrusted with “diamonds”...
...and I was suddenly glad that we never got around to finishing our yard work.
The snow set a backdrop that made even ordinary yard plantings a thing of beauty.
So many birds were making a joyous noise. I realized that I was hearing a conversation from one side of the yard to the other between a female Towhee...
...and her mate.
I came upon this peaceful sight and took a moment to enjoy the quiet.
Every view was transformed into a beautiful painting for everyone that slowed down enough to take in the view. The whole day was a rare gift.