Winter in Michigan is often a gloomy, depressing affair. In the last few years we actually went an entire month without more than a passing gleam of sunlight.
Another year saw a 'snow drought' that lasted into January. There's nothing enjoyable about a cold, brown landscape.
However, right now we are fortunate enough to have truly magical weather - a wet, clingy snow that has coated every branch and turned dreary cities into enchanted forests. A thick carpet of snow covers dormant grass and fading leaves. The Christmas lights are peeping through the snow, throwing their light onto the pale surface like paint on a white wall.
Yeah, the roads are a bit more challenging, but the crews are doing their work, and at least one can enjoy the view for a change.
After all 2020's drama, 2021 is at least off to a scenic start.