January's way above normal temperatures in the northeastern US made a mockery of winter, but February 12th was the day of reckoning. Snow started late Saturday night and kept pounding way into Sunday.
We got about two feet of snow, as the picture of my deck shows. As strange as it sounds, shoveling is one of my favorite activities. It's a great workout and forces me to be outside breathing the crisp air. But this snow was even too much for me. I ended up using my neighbor's snow blower to clean out a part of my driveway before attacking it with the snow shovel. The kids joined me later on in the day and enjoyed some sledding and digging tunnels all over the yard.
Snowfall might irritate some, but I consider it a part of northeast's beauty. Without it, winter won't be just the same. Soon winter will pass and spring will be here and I'll be out doing one of my least favorite activities, mowing the lawn. I wouldn't mind if winter stuck around a bit longer.