people who know me understand that i am a huge fan of winter weather, the kind with a lot of snow. i love how magical it makes everything seem, and the light. this winter has been extremely disappointing. we have not yet had any of the snow falls that keep pilling up day after day. the snow has only stayed on the ground a few times and it disappeared after a day or two. one of the few times we had icicles, suki said, as they were melting away, "the icicles are crying". the things kids say- spot on! now that march is nearing i have given up hope on the weather. i guess it is time to start planning for the garden.