The following photo is another attempt at appreciation. It's a lousy photo, because it was shot through a thick window, but it does showcase the view I see from the hallway outside my office. The entire hallway is glass, and faces the creek that runs through campus. It's a gorgeous view, even when the creek is frozen, as it is now. Much prettier than the photo indicates.
So it's still winter, but we're not in the midst of a polar vortex, and we're not digging out from 30 inches of snow. That's something worth appreciating.