To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
Seriously, is there any better way to tempt the capriciousness of the gods of winter, than to post an ode to Spring? What was I thinking?
The polar bear snow sculpture is courtesy of Diana Nevermind on Flickr.
Here in Virginia, the bears remain in hibernation, clever them.
Last night the ground was bare, even if it had gone frigid cold outside. This morning, I awoke to snow that was deep enough to brush the belly of the dog on his morning walk. I am not exaggerating when I tell you this. Of course, it helps to know that the dog is a very low slung, Chihuahua mix that weighs just a smidgen over 9 pounds. We had between 2 and 3 inches of snow on the ground.
It was that fluffy kind of snow, that lays lightly, outlining tree limbs and old seed heads.