In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
From: In the bleak midwinter by Christina Rossetti
February is dull and dark and cold…..but at the same time full of promise. The earth is beginning to tilt toward the sun and every day the sun shines in February the snow and ice melt---it's true---there are more icicles in February than any other winter month—that is because the ice/snow is melting. Hurray!