The Second Snow

Today it's snowing in Almere. (Almere is the Dutch city where I live.) This is only the second time it's snowed here this winter. It's absolutely beautiful. Never mind that most of the flakes are melting upon impact with the ground -- it is their big fluffy descent from the sky that makes me happy as I sit at my computer this afternoon.

One of the things I miss about living in Ohio/Indiana is the winter. Although the Netherlands is known for its ice skating, the climate here is actually quite mild. How I long for days upon days of crisp weather, for the cold air that calls forth the red in everybody's cheeks, for breathing out fog. Those of you shivering in cold Ohio winters right now -- know that I envy you!