Every morning I wake up and look outside and it looks the same as the day before- sparkly cold whiteness. It's like being in Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. (Ned? Ned Ryerson?)
I don't know why I expected it to melt anytime soon- maybe because that is usually what happens around here. But this time it is different, colder. It's been around 12 degrees F at night and around 30 degrees F during the day. The sun has caused some of the snow to sublimate, but mostly it is just sitting there on the trees or getting compacted to ice under someone's tires. It's very light fluffy stuff- easy to shovel if you get to it on the first day.
Today it was finally above freezing. Felt downright balmy. The prediction is for warmer temps and lots of rain on Tuesday. That will make for some nice slush.
It's a good thing I am not in control of the weather. I'd mess it up terribly. God is in control and here is what He promises in Genesis 8:22:
“As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”
I find that very comforting.