It has been snowing here in Central North Carolina since early morning – not the slushy, wet and indecisive precipitation, nor the frozen sleet that turns every path into an ice-rink and generally makes life miserable – but the prefect, white and fluffy flakes that accumulate on leafless tree branches, sidewalks and parked cars to transform the mundane landscape into magical.
This is perhaps my first proper experience of snow-fall for the more than two years – ever since I slunk away from upstate New York in the midst of a 6 inches an hour accumulation snowstorm . It was bit of a thrill to wake up to watch the white stuff coming down and blanketing our backyard. Back in New York, this type of snowfall would have been considered loose change – but out here, I will take it.
And since this is North Carolina, they have decided to cancel all schools for the few inches of snow that’s not even going to stay accumulated on the ground ! (Although, its supposed to change to freezing rain during morning rush hour and given what happened two years ago, when we had an inch of snow playing havoc, its probably a good idea).
 Well, I did experience snowfall when I visited Salt Lake City last year.