Nagoya, Japan, doesn't get a lot of snow. In the middle of a typical winter, most days have a low around freezing, or a few degrees below, and a high a few degrees above. But, winter is the driest season here, and precipitation usually raises the temperature to around freezing or a bit above, so we maybe get two or three days a year, on average, with noticeable accumulation of snow on the ground. Last Wednesday (January 20th) was our first snow day this year. December and early January was unusually warm, so this is the latest first snow that I can remember. The first couple photos are taken from the 10th floor of my condo, and the others are at the school I work at. I love the pristine look of a clean blanket of snow, before it gets trampled into a muddy mess. By noon, much of the snow had already melted, but being an early riser, I was able to enjoy it before it melted.