Creative Inspiration It's 30 degrees outside, December in Wisconsin. I just cracked my kitchen window. Sometimes I just can't resist letting in the sounds of winter, despite the cold temperatures. I love the sound of my kids shoveling snow off of the sidewalk to build a snow fort. The littlest one screeches because she got snow inside her mitten. Sometimes, at night, I crack the window for a few minutes before bed, just to listen to that particular quiet that only comes after a fresh snow fall.