When I blogged about spring fever a couple weeks ago, I should have known that I was asking for trouble. I'm old enough to know better than to tempt Mother Nature. Only a few more weeks until March and then I can make it is along the lines of what I said. Mother Nature has since said, "Oh yeah!? We'll see about that." Now we have over 24" of snow pack on the ground, something I have never experienced before in the southern reaches of eastern Iowa. I have seen the bare ground just once since sometime back in December, another thing that I can't every remember happening. The good part about it is that my three and a half year old daughter just loves all the snow. I've had to accomodate her by shoveling a ramp of sorts just so she can climb out of the driveway. March is still five days away so I'm not going to make anymore comments about how good it will be when we get there. I've learned my lesson well.
One of the advantages of having a steel roof is pretty icicles. One of the disadvantages is that they are hard on keeping gutters attached to the house. I've already patched up this run once this winter.
An icicle fence next to what remains of my daughter's snowman buried under the snow.