I was grading away at the dining table and then, suddenly, there they were: quarter-sized, fluffy flakes of snow falling past the window! See the view of the big puddle outside our apartment? -->
One of the best things about the first snow is how totally beyond our control it is. All we can do is wait and wait and watch the weather and wear sweaters and hats until the rain that has been steadily battering the ground grows quiet and white and we look up from whatever we were doing and give a little round of applause for this unearned gift of winter theater that we know we had nothing to do with.
Is it snowing where you are yet?
Image text by Annie Finch