We woke this morning to one of those picture-postcard days with snow delicately blanketing everything. Rooftops, trees, fences, yard clutter, weeds—everything glistens in this white covering in the early sun. It truly is beautiful.
Except if have to plow, commute and work in it. Then more snow is more likely an inconvenience. You have to factor in extra time to deal with it, and then you can actually get to your destination or get your job done.
Yet, if you can take just five minutes or more, step outside and really look around your yard and farm, you'll see the Master Artist at His best. Look up and marvel at how the snow looks like lace on tree branches. Chuckle at those shimmering pristine piles of manure and machinery parts. Cast your eyes toward the horizon and take a breath. And say a prayer of thanks for where you are, in this time and in the place.
We know winter isn't always like this. But living in Minnesota, we roll with the weather, we curse it, we love it.
We know spring is just around the corner.
We wouldn't have it any other way.