In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago...
Words from an obscure Christmas hymn ("In the Bleak Midwinter"), but perfectly fitting for the day. The calendar declares spring is nigh, but little does the weather heed the dates and times of men! If you are tired of winter, escape it in a good book...at least you will have something to do whilst snowed in!