It did snow here yesterday, big fat clumps of flakes that settled over the ground and melted in the gutters. Kids who were desperately waiting for the chance to play in it quickly built snowmen and had snowball fights and made the most of it.
Which was smart, as today, it started melting. Not on the sidewalks, where at least we would be spared the shovelling, but in a messy, patchy way. It had not been enough to cover the grass tips in the first place, and as the day wore on, the ground began to thaw and the mud began to ooze up.
Although, if you squint, and are a glass full kind of person, it's still a white Christmas. Sort of.