Oh my... this is one of those photos my friend Richard and I would argue over whether it was blue or purple. I see both. This is very beautiful! And I have to agree with you this year. Usually, I love winter, for I do enjoy the rain and thunder; however, I dearly miss the sunlight and laying out in the yard reading a book under our star's rays. Plus activities are much easier done when you're not slipping and sliding in the mud.