This month I found inspiration from our winter landscape here in the Reno-Tahoe area and from the positive reactions from my snow bunny friends who liked “snow day on the range”. We have been lucky to have an actual winter this year with lots of snow. I’m amazed how much the world changes when the landscape is covered in snow. You can see beauty in details that you may not notice in warmer months, structures in trees the get enhanced. However, as I find this wintertime beauty as a source of inspiration, I do have to admit I have mixed emotions about winter. I relate it to a houseguest, I'm happy when it comes and enjoy my time with it, and ready when it leaves (which usually takes a bit longer than I would like).