About a month ago, Olympia suffered through a rare heavy snow storm, which turned into a devastating ice storm. Trees cracked in half, roofs collapsed, and general chaos ensued. Evergreen didn’t have classes for nearly a week and the community college campus was closed for over a week; between MLK Day and the first class after the storm, I hadn’t seen my students in two weeks. Nevertheless, the snow and ice were beautiful. Of course, one of the first things I did was toss Al into the snow for the hell of it. Later, my lil’ buddy, a townsend warbler came inside to warm up in my room before I captured her and placed her back outside.