It seems like years since we have had a lack of snow cover in the Chicago area.  It isn't that we got dumped on all at one time, but we seem to have had snow fall at least once a week since around Christmas.  This week I think is the first time since about the same period that we have had more than one day in a row above freezing.  Today many open areas are finally without snow.  Of course with the melting and the fact that it is raining we now have lakes where the snow once was.  I am longing for summer.  I wonder if it will ever come.  They are predicting snow again today and the rest of the week.  Sigh!