, I always love the warm memories your magnificent photos bring up for me! Even when it's a wintry scene! When I was a child, my mom took us to shop in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota at Christmas time and we loved it! This photo reminded me of those trips. Thank you for beautiful photos and the great emotions that accompany them.
Also, IMHO this phrase is exquisite, "condensation of winter’s frozen breath". :-)