I know the recent storms bearing snow and freezing rain have wreaked havoc on many homes out East. No heat or power for days, and sketchy roads and cancelled flights, are not welcome – at any time of year, much less during the holidays. I hope everyone stays safe and warm, looking out for friends, family and neighbours who might need help. I ventured out to do some last minute Christmas shopping, and took the back roads around town. While the storms were menacing and devastating, they left some beauty behind in their wake.