The cold has it's own kind of beauty. Something as simple as a fresh blanket of snow that sparkles like diamonds when sun or moon light shine upon it. Maybe an elaborate piece of art by Jack Frost as I pictured before. If it were not for the cold we would not have the Northern Lights (as pictured in the banner above).
Today offered two sights you only see under extreme cold conditions. The first picture below is what I saw when I exited the house this morning. For this phenomenon to happen you need sub-zero temps, absolute calm, and micro ice particles in the air. When this happens every light, great or small, sends a beam straight up into the heavens. It's amazingly beautiful.
This next picture also requires the same dynamics except it does NOT require complete calm. This is what is commonly called "Sun Dogs". They are very blinding to look at as they are nearly as bright as the sun so it's kind of like looking at three suns at once.