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Snow. The first time in the season is always a little magical. It’s rarely too much, not often disruptive, and it’s as pretty as can be. That first snowfall is romantic, idyllic. The city sort of goes quiet under a blanket of hush.

Many people don’t like winter, with its cold and darkness. But winter has always been my favorite time of year. It’s the perfect time of year. The stifling mess that is summer is but a memory. The fall, with it’s picture perfect days, is just behind us. Ahead is the birth of a new season. But, right now, for the next few months, it is winter’s turn.

It’s a time for reflection, of course. It is also a time to rest, to see family and friends. To eat in gluttonous abandonment, to laze around the house and enjoy yourself. Like no other season, this is the season of parties and fun.

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It’s Snowing!

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Sugar Plum SnowFlake, by CaptPiper (Creative Commons)

Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Snow showers were predicted for this afternoon, but weather is a finicky thing.  So imagine my surprise when I heard something clicking against my office window, and turned around to see snow flakes gusting against the glass.

Nothing welcomes the holiday season like seeing the first flakes coming down.

I don’t think and of the snow stuck to the ground.  Even so, if you are driving, we all know that the first snowflake coming from the sky sends traffic in to an unpredictable mess.  Drive home carefully!