Return of “Schmutz Dog”

In general, I’m a fan of rising — not falling — temp’s.

However, there are some advantages associated with the thermometer falling below freezing — and staying there (as is typical in the Twin Cities for a good chunk of the year).

(If you’re reading this outside the Twin Cities, rain and unusually mild weather — relatively speaking — has dispatched the 4″ of snow that has fallen so far locally.)

Like white snow everywhere, instead of brown . . . what exactly?

Leaf residue?

Dormant grass?

Especially this time of year, when sunlight is at such a premium, you’d be surprised how much difference reflective snow (vs. ubiquitous brown) makes.  

Oh . . . and one other advantage of subzero temps:  the dog doesn’t come back in covered in mud.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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