There is not a much more beautiful feeling than seeing snow on the distant mountains when your bare feet are in the sand, waves washing up against them. It's pretty poetic.
Walking along the sand this morning, as a blizzard is swirling around my loved ones back home in Minnesota, and I looked at the snow on the San Gabriels, I thought of an old and favorite quote of mine:
"In the midst of Winter, I suddenly discovered there was in me an invincible Summer." - Camus