The days are filled with cold, darkness and snow. Even the idea of seeing lush green grass again seems like a far away dream. Inside, our fireplace adds a level of cozy warmth along with the burning of our pellet stove.  Winter is a time for togetherness, of renewel. It is the calm before the leaves spring from the trees and the days are filled with rushing to get everything done. Yeah, the extreme cold sucks and I am tired of winter, but I think I will enjoy these moments of calm and time for relaxation.