Winter Wonder

Yesterday was the first day of winter and the beginning of my Christmas vacation.  After spending the morning volunteering with the holiday assistance program at our local food shelf, I took the camera and went for a nice long afternoon walk. It was cold, but there was just enough December sunlight to make for some beautiful winter moments, even without any snow yet. In fact, I think the lack of snow captures the beauty of winter hibernation even better than a fresh coating of snow ever could.