I miss winters up north cross country skiing. One of the more beautiful things I've experienced is being deep in a forest, during a light snow, with snow already on the ground. The peace and quiet. My happy place.
This a picture of a cherry blossom in the snow. This links into my theme of 'green' because in this picture the cherry blossom flowers are exactly the same as they are in other seasons but the only thing different is that there is snow on the plant.
Winter barn in Sweden--oh yeah the "Tomten" have been here! anyone read that book when you were a kid? He was a little elf that went from the house to the barn to check on all the animals, in the quiet of night, trudging through the snow!