While we sit practically snow bound in Utah Valley, down in the low desert they are getting well into Spring. Soon the desert wildflowers will bloom and cover the brown hillsides with gold. This staghorn cholla has a carpet of California poppies to liven up its neighborhood. On the opposite side of the weather universe, I look out the window at a row of huge sparkling icicles dripping in the afternoon sun. Hmm. Which is nicer, gold or ice?