I've put my request in for 2 feet of snow this year!! Yes, really. I LOVE the snow!! Since we live around the Lake of the Ozarks area we don't really get much snow. Generally we have ice. Not as fun and quite destructive.
This is a picture of our Mimosa tree in the front yard a couple of years ago. See the seed pods sitting there frozen horizontally from the blowing rain/ice and wind? Do you see one of our many little feathered friends that we try to keep fed during the winter? The ice may not be friendly but it sure makes for a beautiful landscape.