(no, this isn't my son's snowman!)
Lately the number one news story in the U.S. has been snow. Snow, snow, and more snow. Back in Maryland, they have had more than their fair share of the white stuff. My son told me by phone yesterday that the pile of snow next to the driveway, where he has had to dig out either his or his father's car multiple times in the last two weeks, is more than shoulder high. He is 6'5". Imagine it. Now I hear that they are due to get 8-12" more of the stuff Monday and Tuesday. How much more can the region bear? It is a rarity and has broken every previous record. Snow plows and salt trucks are working overtime. Heavy equipment operators are out in the cold, shoveling the stuff into higher and higher piles. The talking heads on the Weather Channel say that piles of snow will remain through at least the Cherry Blossom Festival. Unbelievable.
In North Carolina, we got about 6" of snow, starting while we were out and about at doctor's appointments. It's beautiful this morning, the sunlight glittering off the undisturbed cusp of it, no human or cat tracks on it yet, as the cats are sequestered in the screened porch with food, water, and heated beds. I think they are itching to explore, however. The horses came out to nibble about and generally look pretty in the sun. We imagine the hay has been devoured in the night.
It's a beautiful morning here in NC, but I feel for my son having to deal with ungodly amounts of snow coming his way still. What a winter!
Peace - D