Today I saw, perhaps for the first time all winter, the beautiful look of the country landscape when its covered with snow. I drove up to see Jaimie, Jess, and Noah this morning, and it was a pleasure to pass through the white, snow-filled valleys and pastures. The snow wasn’t that deep, but it was enough to make a lovely winter picture. I especially enjoyed the look of the spare shadows of trees across the roads, a look that shadows have only in winter.
We had a very nice visit. Jess was not feeling well, so she did not accompany us to the Vanilla Bean for breakfast. It was just the three guys sitting at the wooden table in the restaurant, talking quietly and marveling at the tasty food. Noah was served an enormous plate of pancakes topped with sliced apples, which Jaimie and I graciously offered to help him with.