The dropping evening temperature has turned the moist air into a frosty white wonderland, with every surface sparkling in the moon’s bright beams. The covered bridge; with lanterns hanging at both ends, guide the horse and sleigh safely across its slippery surface. Listen, can you hear the jingle of the bell harness in the still night? The large Christmas tree will soon be delivered to the nearby church, then gaily decorated for the coming season’s celebrations. Rarely does Terry Redlin create a painting without some hint of surrounding wildlife, and this beautiful image is no exception. Careful observers will note a deserted bird’s nest clinging to the inside roof of the bridge. A few months ago swallows called this home.