Here in southern Maine this has been the year that winter overlooked. Personally, I have relished the ability to walk without fear of falling on ice and snow, and the sweep snow dustings rather than hours of shoveling. [I have only had to shovel three times all winter!!]
But.... to remind us of the other side:
According to the Guiness World Records the largest snowflake recorded was
in Fort Keough, Montana, in 1887
It measured 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick ! !
At that size instead of shoveling you could pick them up and carrying them them a couple at a time!
I am a lifelong educator, writer and author, a foster, bio, and adoptive parent, happy mom of five daughters, Grandma to six, Nana to four, and church and theater musician. Oh yes, and all-round optimistic, crazy lady.