Last night, sleep was broken by sudden awakenings - the kind a child experiences on the eve of a big event or holiday. My subconscious, hyper-aware of every sound that penetrated my single-pane windows, acted as an alarm system, jolting me to the sound of... Rain. So hopeful for the white fluff of winter, I would go to the window to check for any accumulation... Only to find none. Nearly half way to work, it began to snow. And by the time I was almost there, the world was blanketed in white! Joy filled my inner child;I snapped as many photos as my frozen fingers would allow. Delayed gratification, and a happy - if chilly - start to this Tuesday morning.