After almost a week of above freezing temperatures, most of the snow that had piled up over Christmas had melted away, leaving instead dirty greying piles of ice along side the roads and mud so deep that you could high center your car in places if you weren't careful. But yesterday it snowed lightly but steadily all day and night, and this morning we woke up to a newly whitened world. Beautiful.
Back go the tennis shoes and rain boots into the closet, and out come the snowboots once again. Tonight it will drop back below freezing and the woodstove will be roaring all the time, instead of just at the beginnings and endings of the days. I wasn't ready for winter to be over. I'm glad it's back.