Gorgeous! What artistry and skill you have! You captured the feeling of freezing, white-out conditions, but I especially love the red bird. To me it symbolizes the promise of life and warmth to come. It also reminds me of a beautiful song, "The Rose"; I remember only a few phrases to it: "... far beneath the winter snows lies the seed, that with the sun's love, becomes the rose..." I can't remember who wrote it. Thank you for sharing it!