The day after Halloween I asked my husband if it was too early to decorate for Christmas. He told me it was way too early. It's not that I'm Martha Stewart or proactive with holiday decorating, I just really like the winter season in Northeast Michigan and holiday decorating is part of that for me. At a recent meeting I attended it was mentioned that we don't capitalize on our four-season beauty as a community. Most pictures you see promoting Alpena showcase our gorgeous spring, summer, and fall seasons. While they are spectacular, winter in our region hosts a dazzling beauty all its own. It's also that time of year when you start to hear people complain about the impending snow-doom. All of this has got me thinking.