I took the photo reference for this painting last year in my next door neighbor's yard. Her young dogwood tree was decorated with red holiday balls and the freshly fallen snow had piled up on them. For someone who hates cold and winter, I admit I love the brightness, the shadows, and the colors of the snow. FYI, my husband, my best critic, has absolutely no idea what this painting is all about. That's a bad sign, because, despite his color blindness, he is usually correct.