The ice vanishes, the snow drops

Shelf of ice on the steps
Shelf of ice on the steps

We were so close to getting rid of the ice. It was even forming cool shapes, like shelves on the front steps.

Snowdrop
Snowdrop

The first snowdrop is lifting a white flower from the brown earth.

But no. Now it’s all covered with a thin, thin layer of slick, white goop. Overnight it’s going to rain and get thinner and slicker and goopier.

Phooey.