We've been enjoying an early Spring, and virtually all the snow around here was gone when I went to bed yesterday. As a matter of fact, it hasn't snowed here (other than the few errant flakes) for 3-4 weeks. It's been windy (typical of Spring here), and last night, it was raining.
This morning, I was very surprised to see a few inches of snow blanketing the outer world. Even though I've lived in Colorado most of my life, and was nearly positive we'd get more snow (don't think it will stick for long this time), it was surprising.
Even though I am personally ready for Spring (last Winter here was LOOONG), there is something that I find comforting about Nature doing what Nature needs to do. Incredible that, though we humans have been lousy stewards of this beautiful planet, Nature constantly re-asserts Herself.
Now the sun is out, and soon I will be making my trek to town. But for now, looking out my window at the surprising whiteness of the world, typing this, I feel at peace.