Some skills are like riding a bike. Once you have mastered it, you will be able to pick it up again even after a long break. Other skills require that you practice them on a regular basis to be able to perform at a certain level, like playing an instrument or speak a foreign language. For me photography is in the latter category; it takes some practice to get back into the grove again.
At last, snow perched on the ground. Freezing temperatures and winter mood. Not something we have had too much of this winter. December and January have been quite mild and we have had little or no snow in the part of Norway I live. I hope this last for a few weeks.