Winter has been slow in coming this year; with the result that our surroundings have been brown, grey and dull instead of being blanketed in snow. Yesterday I woke up to snow on the ground and, as I stepped outside, was greeted with the sight of gently falling snow. It left a beautiful white blanket over my apartment complex. I love early mornings and undisturbed snow. By afternoon it had all melted, but I am still grateful for the peace and serenity that comes with a gentle snow.