Are there any other Apple Macintosh users out there? If there are, and assuming you are using Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard, you know what the Dashboard is. For those of you who don’t, it is a quick interface to some handy small applications called Widgets. I don’t use mine as much as I think I should, since it’s got tremendous potential. But I do have a few cool Widgets, like a weather radar, iStat Pro that monitors my entire system, or one that shows the status of Time Machine, Apple’s automatic backup app.
I was glancing at mine this morning to see if the snow had started this morning when I noticed that my weather Widget had snow above it. I honestly had no idea it would do that.
The obvious sidebar story is this: yes, it is snowing on the first day of spring, at the tail end of the snowiest winter either Abby or I can remember. In fact, the forecast calls for up to eight inches of snow tonight and tomorrow. Abby and I are planning to spend the night at Echo Canyon Resort in Sulphur, about 35 miles southwest of here, and because of the forecast, we are planning to drive down in her Jeep.
Spring is slated to return Monday, with a slush-melting high of 55ºF.