Our prairie winter has been fairly mild and storm free, however two weeks ago we had high wind and between 5 and 8 in. of snow, leaving the roads with snow drifts, and glazed with ice. Out the window we could see the snow plow coming to clear the roads so we could get out again, always a good feeling especially in case of emergency. After a storm the sky usually clears and this is typical of what you would see. This painting came together like magic and has subtle color changes, some not so visible in this photo.