Here's another photo from that amazing trip to the Tech Trails and the Houghton School forest. This one is just a few branches of a bush, with some sunlight on them and snow in the background.
Someone once pointed out to me (about my winter photos) that "your white balance is all off -- snow should be bright white!" If you've even taken a look at snow in different light -- it can be any color you want! But one of the most common colors for snow is blue: it reflects the sky, and that color deepens as the sun goes down. Here's another example of that wonderful shade of blue you can find in the winter!