I think it works too, complements the warm lights from the house. The photographer's lot, eh? You're out there in the snow and everone else is getting stuck in. Beautiful, evocative shot, makes me want go back to Ireland again and spend Christmas in Cork.
Excellent pic! Hope you don't mind but our company has just used this as our Christmas e-card! I was looking on the site for a nice Winter scene and this was just what fit the bill. Again hope it's ok with you?