We broke the all-time annual snowfall record here in Washington, DC today. Our total for the year is now a robust 55 inches. Yes, that's almost five feet of snow. Take that, 1898! Your 54 inches are so 19th century.
I'm torn between wishing my kids were old enough to remember this epic winter and feeling lucky that they won't. That would be a pretty spoiled way to grow up. Things here are different now. Everyone has a warped view of life. A neighbor told me today as he trampled by, "Did you hear? Another 20 inches this weekend!" That is what snowmageddon will do to a person. Two months ago we would have been happy with a single snowstorm of 10 inches. Now we expect a couple of feet every fifth day. Good, genuinely, good times.
I noticed this old photo in my camera and had to chuckle at how well positioned the girls are. You can stand there for an hour and try to pose them, but it never works. Then you pull out your cell phone for a quick shot of summer's last breath...and boom, perfect composition.