This winter has been a bit of a Pollock painting with splashes here and there of what the season should be. A mad rage, which turns the world a milky white, is washed away the next day with a grey drizzle, followed by one with a spot of cheery sun against an azure backdrop.
Since winter's official start date, we've experienced a spring of highlighted by wide range of temperature and varying heights of snowbanks.
It's been nice. Driving has been easier with blizzards at a minimum and the balmy days are a welcome respite from the typical biting cold.
Yet, we have still enjoyed that impressive winter beauty. There's typically been enough snow to blanket the landscape, which, though it's a monochromatic picture, can be glorious on the right day.
Back when I enjoyed heading out by snowmobile on one of those crisp, frosty afternoons, one of my favourite moments was the stop in the middle of a vast field. The snow sparkled beneath a dazzling sun and shadows played across the expanse. The trail before us cut through the smoothness, while here and there a series of paw prints left their pattern.
Though grey and still, the calm woodlots too enticed us to stop and gaze, offering peeks at brilliant blue between barren branches.
It's when these memories are recalled that I start to think it might be fun to get back on that snowmobile for a ride across those open fields and cruise through peaceful forests again. Then I think about my back and my knees and decide perhaps a walk in the woods might be a better plan.
In the meantime I can just enjoy these wonderful winter landscape illustrations:
iCLIPART.com Winter Landscape Illustrations
Clipart Winter Landscape Illustrations
ClickArt Online Winter Landscape Illustrations