I found this moment during January in the Great Smoky Mountains. Although our winters will never equal what I've known for most of my life in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, we do get snow here in east Tennessee. Yes! Really! The trick is to be able to travel out on the roadways to get to subjects like this. We don't have a lot of snowplows in the South, and that sometimes curtails the ambitions of a winter-loving artist like me.
But I finally had my moment of Winter Zen this past season. And it was so fulfilling for me and my spirit. I hope to enjoy more days like this in future winters.