The storm clouds finally cleared and two days of non-stop snowfall finally came to an end. The world outside my window has been transformed. A white carpet replaces the greens and browns and the trees have been wrapped in a feathery blanket. Once I step outside I am transported back to a time before the deafening sounds of man-made machines filled the sound of emptiness. It is time to explore and marvel at how a snowfall simplifies the normally complex landscape.