A little break from winter comes about this time every year, we refer to it as "The January Thaw". Some years it's a bit more than others but still a welcome tradition. It usually comes about the same time as the seed catalogs and the days are starting to get a little bit longer. Personally I think God does this just to tease us because it only takes a day or two for reality to sink back in.
A couple days ago,before all the rain, there was a foot of snow on the ground and several inches in the trees....
The forecast for tomorrow is snow and in the teens but it was nice to see just a little peek of green,even though it is tainted with brown.
The sky is a stark reminder that winter is still with us even though our thoughts try to evade it.
So in my little corner of Northwest Pa I'm satisfied to sit back and let the seasons take their course and enjoy the ups and downs just as they have since the beginning of time. But you can bet I'll be waiting for Maple Syrup season ...and with that comes bitter cold nights and warmer days and "sugar snow". The trade off is one of God's best ideas :)