As I may have mentioned before, motivation to get out in the cold and unappealing winter weather is rather difficult to muster sometimes. I had a discussion with two of the 'children', and they agreed. As you can see, laying in front of a register is a much more desirable activity than slogging through the heavy and slushy snow right now.
Maybe we'll get a good snow storm, bringing us a soft and sparkling mass of photographic possibilities. But for now, the register, or fireplace, is our best friend:).