Although you tend to think of snow as a field of white, on a sunny day shadows from the trees and buildings create wonderful abstract art on the surface. Here is the view of the yard from upstairs this morning. It looks especially pristine because it has been so cold the dogs haven't stayed outside long enough to romp through it.
Winter weeds scribble exuberant shadows on the snow.
A closer-up perspective of snow shadows--teeny snowballs at the edge of the gravel road, tossed up when the snowplow went by.