February 2013 comes to a close today and the winter weather will soon make way for spring. I have always liked winter, but after several months of it, I look forward to the warmer, longer spring and summer days. I did not think that I would have as much time to get out and enjoy the snow this month, but I thankfully had many more opportunities than I had expected. Even though the snow came and went sporadically, enough of it stuck around to enjoy. That has not been the case for several years in recent memory.