Well, I am a happy person because it is snowing outside. At this very moment there are white flakes falling outside of the gallery windows. I took a few pictures earlier when it was snowing a little less.
We also has a large storm last weekend so there was already snow on the ground. The snow last weekend fell during the Home and Garden Show in Hutchinson. It was great! (the crowds weren't that big at the show, but there were a good many hardy Minnesotans who decided to show up just to get out) We ended up getting about 12-15 inches around here.
I don't know what other people think (well, actually, I do-many people do not like large snow storms), but I enjoy snow. I enjoy the times when we get so much snow that things get canceled and we get to stay home and make cookies and watch movies and things like that. I enjoy the fact that we can be "forced" into sitting down, relaxing, and spending time with family.
(here's me on my soap box-you can just skip to the next picture if you like) I feel bad that there are people out there that get annoyed when the snowplows aren't out there in the middle of a storm plowing. Now, I understand the folks that are emergency personnel and need to get to the hospital and those kind of things could get tired of the snow, but the people I tend to hear complain about these things are usually are the ones who are truly able to take a day off.
We live in a rural area and I like it. I like the fact that there are times when our gravel road gets giant frost heaves or there are huge soft spots that not very many people can get through. It makes people think of different ways to get around. We only live a mile out of town and I remember a few times when my mom put on her cross-country skis to go work after a snow storm had come through.
The snowplows pile the snow from the roads on this side of town across the street from the gallery.
Looking in the other direction is my red truck and the bandstand where we have a couple concerts in the summer.
(It all has much more snow covering it now.)