The Adirondacks......a great place to hike, even on a sunny, cold Sunday afternoon in February. My husband and I took a hike near Gore Mountain last February and we came upon this lovely spot where the shadows on the creek stood out. The water was dark, the snow was exceptional - so clean -- and the shadows were incredibly prominent. Snow can be a challenge to paint - it's certainly not just white. It reflects all the colors around it and seems alive to me. Hopefully, we'll get to go back to this same spot this year and maybe we'll get to see a deer enjoying this spot, along with us.