Everyone who visits here comments on how odd it is that we still have snow. It seems to have melted everywhere but our neighborhood. Two days ago, the children were out walking in a sea of soft snow, writing their names in it, following deer tracks, and tramping through grassy puddles. Yesterday the milky slush hardened into ice again and seemed to be making itself comfortable. We do not know what today will bring, but the sun is blazing in the east, and I am seeing dots in my eyes after looking at it. Perhaps green will make some headway.