17 March 2008
Saying goodbye to winter
This past winter in Wisconsin has been unusually severe, with record-setting snowfall and cold temps. Madison has recorded 92 inches of snow (normal is 35 inches for the season). The top photo shows our driveway with snow piled waist-high at the sides before the final two storms. Technically the "season" isn't over yet (last year a 5" snowfall one day in April), but temps in the 40s this week have melted enough snow to expose emerging crocuses, and prompted the creation of the snowman in the bottom picture.