With the air so frigidly cold that it reaches up your nose and down your throat to freeze your internal organs, its hard to want to leave the house. Still, last night I ventured out to see an art opening at Olbrich Gardens. The artist, Nina Bednarski, and I went to high school together and recently reconnected on Facebook. Yet another reason to love the internet and the trend of social networking. Nina’s work is beautiful regardless of one’s affection for nature, but for any gardener or nature-lover, it is especially captivating. I am grateful to have made the trip out last night, to reconnect with someone from a past life, and for the internet – for making it all possible.