So, in case there was any question, I’m quite enjoying the winter weather we’ve been having. While we lived in Phoenix, I really missed having four distinct seasons. Autumn is my favorite, but I like a snowy winter, too.
Today it was warmer out and saw a bit of sleet (or maybe even plain rain). The snow was crunchy, and you could see where the freezing rain had come yesterday before being topped with more snow – there was a layer of ice between layers of snow. It was GREAT for snowmen and snowballs and even held up to some sledding. A friend in Connecticut called it “creme brulee snow” which I think is a perfect description. Kids were outside playing in the neighborhood almost all day long.
I wandered down to the stream behind the house today (how lucky are we to have TWO streams for exploring??), and walked up the street a little. Our road hasn’t been plowed yet, but there are tracks through it from cars that have journeyed out. No construction has been done on new houses for most of the week because of the snow. I passed someone riding a four wheeler.
It looks like we’ve seen the end of the snow (at least for this storm). We’ll deal with thawing and freezing (and potential black ice) over the next few days, but next week it’ll be mostly sunny and warmer (I saw something about getting into the 60s).
Are you coping with winter (or summer, for my southern hemisphere readers) okay?