It is 12 below right now. We got about 6 inches of snow yesterday, blowing around badly in the morning, creating drifts and low visibilty. But by 3 pm, it was sunny, covered with fluffy snow, and COLD.
Even so, I know the seeds are starting to sprout in the earth. I know that this snow is going to melt and become moisture to nourish those seeds. And I hope this cold helps kill off the pine beetles we have had devastating losses from.
The days are getting longer, and that tells the story. Spring is preparing to make an entrance.