In the entire time we lived there, I remember a seven inch snowfall shortly after moving there in December, 2005 - and then I believe it was 2010 that turned streets into slick skating rink. Beyond that, not so much.
Just the same, it is a beautiful sight and a much nicer one that reminds me of the clean slate or a new beginning we especially think of at Christmas as we mark the birth of our Savior.
Loveliness is certainly in the eye of the beholder - and I will also admit that there is something and special about the first snowstorm of winter - while the 15th or 30th one in mid-March only has the charm of potentially being the last one for a while.
Yes, Wisconsin - like most of the Midwest need the moisture in this snow and the rain quite desperately. It's good to see. But if I get to choose, I prefer snow to rain.
While I lift my mug to hardy workers like our friend in this picture, it is also in salute of fellow cheese heads who are helping their neighbor today - checking on their well-being and heeding the advice of officials and staying inside and enjoying the weather through our windows.