The snow we haven't had
Everywhere else I look, there's snow. Miranda, at Here and There Slocan in British Columbia, Canada, has more than she knows what to do with. Kiji in the north of France has snow and freezing temperatures and wintry scenes that the Impressionists would have been delighted to paint. Fabrizio, in Turin, has stylish Italian snow. It's snowed at last in Moscow - I read in the papers about concerns that this winter in Russia wasn't getting started. Liege in Belgium has snow, Avignon in the south of France has snow. Even ENGLAND has snow, as far south as Norwich.
But here - nothing. These snowflakes in a florist's window may be as close as we get to the real thing this winter.