First Snow

This morning those of us who live in New York State’s southern tier received a treat. We awoke to varying amounts of snowfall depending on your location. Some pictures and accounts indicated a couple of inches. In our neighborhood it was a dusting. Nonetheless, the first snow is a harbinger of what’s in store for us in the next four months. There have been times when I regret living in a snowscape and others when I relish it. Snow and ice can create dangerous road conditions and at the same time create stunning visual displays that capture the imagination. ┬áBy midday most of the snow was gone even though the mercury only rose a few degrees.