First Snow

Several important events occurred today; the Presidential Inauguration, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, seeing my former students from the past four years on alumni day (the oldest ones are now seniors in high school!). However, since this blog is about those little details, I was racking my brain, trying to think of some little detail that would stand out on this day of very important events. Then, as I stepped out of my door this evening, that little detail literally hit me right in the face. It was my first snow of the year. Not hail, or sleet, or a wintry mix, but actual snow. Light, feathery, soft, falling snow. In the light of the lantern in my humble little Lantern Square, it was magical.