I love how snow transforms the familiar landscape. This is a street in our neighborhood during our really big snow storm a couple years ago. I sketch in pencil first on a sanded paper. Then I pick out most of the colors I plan to use. I have hundreds of pastels (it's my one weakness), so it's easier to have them at the ready. This composition uses only white, several values of a grayish purple and a little red.
There was initially going to be a fire hydrant for the red element but that did not work out. Instead I used the cluster of oak leaves as a bit of red. It's always so maddening how the oaks hang on to some of their leaves and drop them in the spring but for once it was helpful.