If you want to see, you have to Look.
Fine, John - the backlight makes the heat of the steam even more contrasting to the cold blue foreground. That definitely works for me!
It doesn't look like your sense of aesthetics has been affected one iota by the cold John though I wish you a speedy end to your winter.
At least you had some blue sky. It's been pretty dreary and gray here. It's been hard to get out an photograph lately.
At least the steam adds some interest to the most boring skies we've had to endure for the last 3 months.