Today, a lot of the coastal Northeast United States is under blizzard conditions. Winter has kicked in, and in a big way. Our nations capital is shut down, and may have their highest snow total ever.
It all depends where you are. Coastal areas are experiencing flooding. But, elsewhere, a party atmosphere holds, as people come out and play.
"Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia, famous as the 72 stone steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art that film character Rocky Balboa runs up in several Rocky movies. Today, children and college students sled down them.
About 90 miles away, in New York City, tourists and residents walk and cross country ski in Times Square. (This is a live picture taken at 3:15 pm by our Weather Channel, and I did not photoshop in the gloom from the heavy snow in progress.)
All we have is a coating of snow on the ground and on a frozen creek.
I know that the next storm may hit us, and miss the coast. That's how winter works around here.
But, in the meantime, I'm happy we missed this storm.