The snow is still collected in patches on the mountains that are disappearing into the clouds.
Suddenly the chill of winter is gone and the promise of a new season is everywhere.
Remember when our entire world covered in snow?
When we spent the after school afternoons sledding?
Was it really just last weekend that temperatures dipped low?
That schools shut down and traffic was suspended?
A winter storm, fierce and quick, that moved mountains, changed lives and made us hold our loved ones just a little tighter. A feat of weather that magnified fears as well as joys. A winter storm that changed the parameters of our yard into a winter wonderland, leaving in its wake giant drifts needing to be dug, explored and conquered
We dug trails and a snow cave, shaped slides and benches into the snowbanks and then finally dug out the car.