It's been raining all day today. I was itching to get out for a walk early, but seeing the hunched people down there on the sidewalk bracing themselves against the weather got me finding things to do around here instead. Eventually it got to the "go now or don't go" point so I layered on my rain jacket over my coat and went out.
Me and my umbrella wandered a bit in the Harbourfront, took a few pictures and watched the people skate at the outdoor rink down by the lake and felt I like a wuss for putting the outing off. I walked some more and then went up to the grocery store and on the way home got a bottle of wine then the rain changed to snow. Apparently we had some snow when I was in Vancouver all those weeks ago, but I never saw it. So technically, this is my first snow of the season.
There are two really great "first snow of the season" experiences. One is waking up to a layer of the stuff blanketing the world. The other is looking up into a light at night and seeing it falling all around you.
After standing under the light, trying to capture a picture and feeling the snow on my face and hair and seeing it dotting my glasses and my phone (camera), I walked home significantly lighter than I felt when I left. Happy winter.
Snow falling in a streetlight: Beautiful thing number eighty.