This is my entry for the 4x4 Friday challenge where the theme is "snow" this week. Imagery credits go to Holliewood at deviantart scraps, Dover books, and wikimedia ( for snowflakes). Soft and gradient filters used for effects.
It is getting cold outside, I'm bundling up and have built some hearth fires recently. We don't get much snow here on the California coast, mainly rain. But Mount Tamalpais (our sacred mountain) here does gets dusted from time to time bringing great beauty. I am ready to welcome winter now; to go inside, to dream, to prepare for the turning of the wheel again. A time to reflect on the passed year and prepare for a time of stillness. A time to enter Winter's journey.