I'd read that there'd be a meteor shower last night (ice from Haileys Comet), so when I awoke at 12:45AM, I got up to look outside. It wasn't quite dark, but then the sun begins rising at 2AM these days... The entire sky was covered with little ice crystals falling..... This morning there's another inch of fresh snow on top of the 4 feet left from winter. I didn't think I'd have to clean off our solar panels again this spring, but alas, the sun came up and the panels were covered. Donning snowshoes, giant skwegee in hand, I waded through the soft snow to the panels, sinking up to mid thigh even with the snowshoes. Ah, spring in Alaska!!