I went hiking the other day with my son and granddaughter. We drove up beyond the tree line and there it was...snow!! Glorious snow. Untouched by humans. No tire tracks. No mushy slushy. Just whiteness and some rocks. Time for play. The afternoon sun lay low in the sky. A tiny snowman was built and left behind for others to enjoy. We left the snow field and drove back down the mountain. It was dark...the trees made it so. Then nightfall. Life is wonderful...and beautiful. Isn't it?