The ugly end of another winter

And now this message from meteorological spring.

Photo: Bartz Snow Sculptures

Winter is about ready to disappear in the rear-view mirror, but few seasons go out as ugly as it does.

This is Octavius, which looked pretty splendid when the Bartz kids of New Brighton sculpted it in early January to help raise money for clean water for Haiti.

Photo: Bartz Snow Sculptures on Facebook.

Alas, Octavius is falling victim to the warm temperatures of the day. The tentacle over the steps to the house collapsed this morning, they reported.