Today the morning temperature was a whopping 7 degrees;
soon the sun came out and the temperature
rose to a tropical 35.
And the snow began to melt.
And as the snow melted,
icicles formed along the rooftops.
Sun shining on icicles creates more icicles:
clear, sparkling curtains of ice.
Icicles are a pleasant aftereffect of cold and snow
and paradoxically, an assurance that winter won't last forever.