Like everyone else in the Northeast, Midwest and Eastern Canada, we are snowbound. I don't even bother to think about going anywhere most days, and have resorted to having even groceries delivered. The roads are cleared with regularity, but since it snows constantly, the upkeep on stairs and walkways has started to degrade.
It snows every day. It doesn't matter if the sun appears in the morning, the sky will soon darken and turn grey and the snow will start to fly. It was bright sunshine yesterday morning but by afternoon, it was snowing again.
Today's forecast is a little bit different. The sun was out this morning, bright and cheery. The clouds were light and airy set against a brilliantly blue sky. But it's already turned to a solid backdrop of grey and menacing and it will start snowing soon. But the twist is that this snow is going to turn to freezing rain.
The rain gutters on every house are already filled with ice and long icicles hang almost to the ground. These are icicles of such size that if one fell on a person, it would be a sight that might make Vlad the Impaler look like an amateur. The freezing rain is bound to cause more damage than a foot of snow ever could as water leaks into walls and roofs collapse.
Spring sounds like such a good idea, but I am convinced it ought to arrive slowly, or we will be flooded as the mountains of snow melt. If only we could convince Spring to start its approach with great care.
I am afraid Spring may just March in, suddenly.
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