For those of you that do not deal with snow for a fairly large chunk of the year, you won’t have the foggiest as to what I’m talking about. Perfect Snow. Isn’t that an oxymoron? Well, not for me. I am the type that would gladly go sledriding instead of crisping at the beach. Dealing with sunburn for days does not appeal to me, yet warming up inside with a cup of hot cocoa after my nose gets chilly sounds absolutely perfect. This winter season, we have had our share of snow, of course not actually on Christmas, but from the beginning of the new year, “old man winter” has made his presence known, and it has been beautiful. Waking up to a world blanketed in white, sparkly snow is a real positive during a usually dark and dismal season. But I do have one complaint: the snow was just not good to work with. Just as the master sandcastle builders at the beach would know, the mixture of sand to water has to be just right for the buildings to achieve architectural integrity. Snow is the same way. The snow we’ve had recently has been a powdery substance, like granulated sugar. It was simply too dry to work with. The up-side of powder snow is that shovelling the driveway and sidewalks is a breeze. What we have on the ground now is more like brown sugar–it is denser and sticks together even when it plops out of the measuring cup and into a bowl of cookie dough. Today’s snow wasn’t easy to move, but I am drooling at the possibilites it holds in the architectural world of front yard decor.