Snowfall continues––three inches one day, two the next, six the next, four the next. The snow itself is light but adds up and stays put. Edith and I estimate that there’s a yard of snowpack on our meadow, and the piles around our parking area stand five, six, even seven feet tall. More problematic is what accumulates on the roof. A foot of snow spread out on a roof can weigh many hundreds of pounds. Now and then we use a bizarre tool called a roof rake––essentially a wide, flat, transverse scoop attached to a thirty-foot aluminum pole––to pull the snow down. The front porch remains a special problem: so flat and deep that removing snow is difficult. Somehow we manage. One strange benefit of snow on the porch roof, however, is that it slides forward, curves, thins, and forms a curtain that’s often beautiful. This situation created December’s shipment from the Ice of the Month Club. Here, now, is Shipment #3––a 20-inch span of thicker, denser fringe. Courtesy of a salmon-hued dawn: salmon-hued ice.