The first day of winter this year was definitely winter. We woke to a dusting of snow on the ground and a wind that's kept snow whirling around all day. The last time I looked, we officially had more than a dusting, with snow predicted to keep falling into tomorrow. Winter ys icumen in, as Ezra Pound said.
As much as I love the Valley, I'm ready for sun, something we haven't seen for a week. Note to universe: sun on snow is perfectly acceptable.