It is warming up, the snow is melting and dripping off the roof sounding as though it is constantly raining. Standing below any icicles overhanging the roofs is dicy, lethal if you are underneath when they come down, some of these icicles are more like swords and they come down in groups together. More snow is forecast and my thermals are definitely working overtime. There was a really interesting gallery talk this afternoon up at Johnson College by Kathy Black one of the directors here, she is showing paintings with mapping connections and after dinner some of the writers here will be doing a reading of their work. Ada, Elroy and Pogo the studio dogs came to see what I was up to this morning but disappeared again as soon as the noise started.