December 7. Our first real snow of the year. There's an inch on the ground this morning and we're slated to get a couple more by Saturday. Winter is (un)oficially here.
Please note that snow on the ground in early December is charming and picturesque. One can hear sleigh bells in the distance and around every corner is a winter scene worthy of a Currier & Ives print.
Ask folks how they feel about snow in February and you're likely to get a different answer..
The weather guy is claiming that we will see snow flakes this weekend... Personally, I would not mind seeing snowflakes close to Christmas as long as I have a stocked fridge and no where to go. I can drive in the snow but there are tons of people here who can't.