What a difference a day makes

The sun is shining today and its warm rays have melted the snow into a thousand rivulets of ice water that streams from the eaves of roofs and pipes and down the remembered canyons of the neighborhood roads.

What a difference a day makes.

Yesterday my yard was covered in snow and the whole neighborhood was white.

I sat in the sunshine on the veranda this morning and watched colors emerge from beneath the melting snow and listened to the symphony of melting sounds in my yard.

I asked the tall person if winter is over and he smiled and said no.

Good. I want more snow!

I returned to the yard to watch the sky and wait for the soft white flakes to fall again.