Winter seems so magical, peaceful even. I think it can be attributed to all of the amazing scenery that snow creates. I love the way it dusts the landscape in a sugary-sweet, white blanket. But while winter does offer a buffet of eye candy, it provides less rest than I expected. Despite the continuing work required to care for family, animals and the rest of the homestead, we manage to find respite in these fantastic scenes captured in a camera lens (and sometimes even a cell phone).