Needless to say, it made for a rather nippy walk to work this morning. Born and raised here I know how to dress when it's cold outside, but despite my best efforts this morning, by the time I arrived at my workplace a mere six blocks from home, I could feel a stinging bite in my fingertips and toes.
Yet, while the frigidity had me triple timing my pace, I was also quite aware of the crisp, clean beauty on this winter walk. I might not be a lover of the cold and ice, but there is no disputing what a pretty picture it can make. Sunlight-kissed snow sparkled like fairy dust between the shadows. Steam from vents and smoke from chimneys wafted like a summer mist through the air. Pretty painted patterns of frost glistened on windows.
It really made me wish I had my camera.
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