It’s the depth of winter with temperatures of -30 and about 15cm of recent snowfall. We still haven’t dug ourselves out as it’s too cold to shovel – and I need to take out the garbage. You wouldn’t think that was an inspiring time of the year. Yet, the snow sparkles and everything casts blue shadows. It’s the kind of day that makes you look out the window, and bask in the warm comfort of sheer beauty.