It's hard to believe that these are color pictures. But really, this is the color it is outside. The drive to work actually wasn't a problem at all. The pavement was bare and wet, but the snow was coming down so hard it was like driving through a swarm of popcorn.
And when I got to work, look what I found crossing the parking lot -- squirrel tracks!! The parking lot was an untouched blank canvas and I was sorely tempted to lie down and make a snow angel, but with my tweaky back, I was afraid I might not get up again.
All the deans and high-level administrators stayed home, so I would have had to lie in the snow until a secretary found me. I stayed vertical and went in to the office like a good girl because the secretaries have enough to do as it is.
By one PM when it was time for me to go home, it had all melted away. At 3, it came down again like flour out of a sifter. And again, it's melting. We just don't do winter very well around here.