It has been the coldest February on record for much of the North West. That is quite a change from our last winter which was spent in the South Pacific. But, despite the somber music, written and sung by my amazing sister last month when we were together, we are enjoying the cold and the snow. We love to look out the window in the morning and see a fresh blanket of white stuff. The Okangan Valley is starkly beautiful any time of year and we are enjoying our time here.