What you can't see in this picture is that the Princess Pup has just launched herself 2 feet in the air to catch a snowball thrown to her. She loves the snow. So do I - when I don't have to shovel it. And I didn't this morning.
When we first moved to Utopia, we were told that it only snows here about once every 10 years. In the five winters we've been here, we've had snow the last 3. This winter it has snowed twice. It never lasts very long, but it reminds me how beautiful snow can be.
I'm especially fond of snow on trees. This is a view up from my back deck.For those of you on the east coast, where I hear the cherry trees are blossoming in NYC. Here's an explanation of how we can have a snowier winter simultaneously with you having a warm winter, and what might be behind it all: Is Mild Winter a Sign of Climate Change?