One thing that fascinated me when we lived in Virginia was how quickly snow melts here.
I lived much of my life in Michigan and snows melts at the end of spring. If it is a warm year.
Otherwise, snow falls on the ground. More snow falls on the ground on top of that snow and the cycle continues all winter long. At some point the ground is covered with dirty snow. Not real appealing at all to look at and it gets slick to walk on.
Here it stays nice and clean until it melts and then it is just a memory. I can handle snow like that! It will probably be all melted by tomorrow at this rate!
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