Today, after 2 weeks of 3 feet of unmeltable snow, the world warmed up just enough to melt a 10 foot icicle! The icicle could have chosen any direction out into the garden, down onto the ground, but it choose to slame into my office window, rip the screen and scare the _____ out of me and the giant dogs at my feet. After I started breathing again I realized how dangerous 10 foot icicles can be and then I started hoping for spring. Looking on the positive side, melting, thawing . . .means spring is coming. Then I looked at my calendar and realized winter has really not started to end, it has just started to feel really cold, icy and well white. That for me is usually a good thing with skiing and winter snow shoeing — but today with a torn up knee and crutches it felt a little bit like a white icy jail. That could at a moment’s notice send its daggers into your office window! Ah well! What can you do?