Friday, February 08, 2008

Snow, snow and more snow!

Ah, snow. During the winter in Wisconsin our lives are defined by its comings and goings. Sometimes it's a mere inconvenience but other times, like this past Wednesday, it shuts down our lives. When the snow is falling at a rate of two inches per hour schools are closed, as are various businesses, shopping malls and in some cases, major highways. I am certain that the majority of Wisconsin spent the better part of their Wednesday shoveling the wet, heavy snow.

And then comes the next day. The storm is gone, moved on towards its next geographic victim, or perhaps lost its might and petered out over Lake Michigan. In either case, it is gone and our shoveling efforts are no longer fruitless; the sidewalks can once again be seen.

And the best part? All the glorious mounding heaps of snow that have been left behind. Is there a bigger delight in winter for small children?

3 comments:

sixty-five said...

Looks like fun! We had some snow here before Christmas - so much that I wasn't able to get my spring bulbs planted (it had just been too warm for it in November). I finally got them planted in January - and since then it's barely even been cold. I'm beginning to worry that I won't have much spring color. Sigh.

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

Brings back happy childhood memories of tunneling in huge snowbanks. I'll be looking to dig out tomorrow. We're in the midst of a snowstorm now.

it's me, Val said...

Oh my goodness, awesome pics! We had tons of snow, too, but Maia doesn't care for it too much yet and neither Neil or I wanted to get out in it! So we stayed inside almost alllll winter. What a long long winter. Spring is here now, right?