I went to NC for the New Years holiday this year. It was cold and rainy almost the entire week. The rain forced me to stay inside for most of the trip which allowed me some time to relax and recharge. One morning as I looked out the kitchen window, it struck me that the scene outside looked as if it were in black and white instead of color. As I often do when I am there, I took a quick picture of the cold, wet morning. Later when I went back to edit some of my work from that week, I came across this image, and it's simplicity and lack of color surprised even me. What had seemed so cold and ugly, was now beautiful.