One of the coolest (literally!) of our house’s bonuses is the view to the north it offers the day after one of these rare arctic storms blasts through. This one not only dumped two inches of rain on our roof, but dusted the ridgeline of the San Gabriels with snow as seen from our kitchen window (albeit via a 300-mm lens; click for larger size).

snowday

It makes me that much more eager to get our upstairs master suite started and completed —  whose second-floor vantage point will make it all the better to enjoy future views such as this.