I guess this is why I live here.
There is something amazing about living somewhere that changes it's landscape seemingly overnight. In a couple of months there will be apple blossoms on my craggy old tree. For now we have hoar frost and snow. It has its own beauty.
Forty-nine states have snow on the ground this morning. Hawaii is the exception. We in the upper northern tier are prepared for this and know what to do with it. It's a mess for most of these states and a big expense. More on the way. But they will still see the apple blossoms before we do!