We got another winter storm this week, here on Beaver Island.
It left us with a few inches of new snow, on top of what was still on the ground.
It is snowing again, now.
We’ve had enough of Winter, sure.
We had one whopper rain-to-sleet-to-snow storm in December that took down trees and disabled electrical service and left us a little bit frightened of what else the season would give us.
Beyond that, I don’t think we’ve broken any records for low temperatures or amount of snowfall.
Still, it’s been a real Winter.
Especially compared to last year, which was almost no Winter at all.
I’m hearing people say, “Enough!”
Tired of the snow. Ready for Spring.
I understand. I feel it, too.
Still, I feel a bit sentimental about snow this time of year.
This might be our last snow of the season. I get wistful.
It is just undeniably beautiful, after all, with the trees casting blue shadows across the white surface, the sun shining down…
Whatever nature gives us, it won’t last long now.
The days are longer; the sun shines brighter; the earth is warming up.
I love the Springtime. I’m ready for it.
Still, I’m happy to be watching the snow coming down, this first day of Spring!