Not everyone enjoys cloudy days for photography but I have found that on those days when you can have the light source behind you & your subject, the light softly filters through the cloud cover. It provides a more diffuse & softer effect. The overall lighting quality is even & it generates no shadows.
Snow can also intensify that muted light source so higher ISO settings are not required.
And then enter one beautiful coyote and the mood & setting are ethereal or otherworldly.