Do you see the handle of our shovel sticking out of that mound of snow in the first picture? My husband stuck the shovel in there. It's his new way to predict when spring is coming. When the shovel falls over, spring is here! We think our method works even better than Puxatawney Phil on Groundhog Day! Little three year old Ella, however, does not want to wait for the shovel to fall. She's been stuck in the house with us all winter and has not been able to play outside. So she took matters (and a little shovel) into her own hands. Ever helpful, she's doing what she can to clear the yard of snow. This year, it's hard for everyone to wait for spring.
"As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater...You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands." Isaiah 55