For many I'm sure the snow is a major irritation. Walks to be shoveled. An endless need to find dry clothing for children. Lost mittens. Frozen limbs and generally unsafe driving conditions. But for those of us that don't get to experience it that often it is pure bliss. A fairyland of white. A place to run and play. We are enjoying a few glorious days in the Oregon snow. I am enthralled by the branches in the snow and my son finds the icicles irresistible.