The bleak, short winter days have a beauty of their own and the snow -- usually just a dusting or an inch or two -- is beautiful. Then, there are the sunny days that often follow the dreary ones. The sky is an impossible blue and the air sparkles. And the sunsets! Well, they alone are a big part of why I haven't minded winter in Virginia.
Take a look:
And then, of course, there's another very big reason why I haven't minded winter in Virginia. Every, single day, I've been able to see this little one:
(She's excited about feeding herself banana and oatmeal. I was not excited about the mess!)