As I write this, all the earth is not dressed in white. In fact, in our part of the world temperatures have been well above freezing all week and there is no white to be seen anywhere.
January couldn't decide what it wanted to do, with whiteout lake-effect snow followed a few days later by a thaw warm enough and long enough to melt it all again. Then repeat, and repeat again. This evening I went for a run with no hat or gloves; I hear "seasonable" temperatures are on their way again for the end of the week.
I can't complain. I love winter. I wouldn't want winter to feel like this every year, but after the horribly cold and snowy winters we've lived through here the last couple of years...I'll take an easy one this year. So we get the snow (and the snow days!) without having to climb over piles and piles of dirty February snow to get anywhere.
Last week we gathered at Buffalo Ski Club with some homeschool friends for our monthly Earth Spirit class. It was serendipitous that there had been a big storm a few days before, because the plan was for the children to learn how to build a snow shelter, which would have been more than a little difficult if there hadn't been any snow.
(You may notice Asher wearing his brand-new Lyalya. I finished both of them on time—Julia's down to the wire on Sunday night—but Julia, naturally, got too warm & took hers off halfway through the morning. I'll get a picture of her wearing it one of these days, presuming the weather cools off again.)
Whatever the winter weather is like where you are, I hope you're enjoying it, friends!