If you were up and/or out earlier, you may have noticed fat, chunky snowflakes that didn't quite stick to the ground but did stick to the tops of cars and roofs and on tree branches. Brian at New York Daily Photo sent us this beautiful photograph of the snow at Washington Square Park that makes us happy. And copyranter found this juxtaposition of nature and commerce. However, the Department of Sanitation doesn't have anything to worry about: The sun is out now and everything is melting away. But at least we know winter is here.

Last week, we went ga-ga over tiny snowflakes. And one of our favorite books is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.