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Have You Seen This? The joy of a bucket of snow

Posted March 3

THE ROCKIES — I have a love/hate relationship with snow, and in the first few days of March that needle definitely bends all the way toward hate.

In typical Rocky Mountain spring fashion, Mother Nature has already given Utahns a tiny teaspoonful of sunshine and above freezing temperatures; enough to entice commuters into rolling their windows down on the drive home (I mean, it is 40 degrees). Fathers along Northern Utah unpacked their cargo shorts from the back of their dressers so they could show off their dad calves.

For me, the pleasant weather meant being able to wear dresses again without having the extra layer of midsection-bisecting hosiery. But since you can never count winter out until mid-June, snowstorms rolled back in along the Wasatch Front, necessitating the use of snow shovels, four-wheel drive and sending sundresses once again to the back of the closet.

But there is joy in snow. A delightful reminder is in a video posted to YouTube that shows a squirrel experiencing his first snow, according to the clip description.

Chester — a baby squirrel rescued by the YouTuber’s parents — dives into a bucket of the white stuff and goes nuts. Yes, that is a squirrel pun.

Anyway, maybe the video will help us all to appreciate that we live somewhere we can appreciate the four seasons, or to not resent something that brings happiness to other living creatures. That is, until I have to scrape off my windshield in the morning.

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