Winter is here!

This is what my drive to work looked like.

This is what my drive to work looked like.

This is what campus looked like yesterday morning.

This is what campus looked like yesterday morning.

This is the picture postcard view from my office in the middle of the snow storm.

This is the picture postcard view from my office in the middle of the snow storm.

And this was my view leaving work. So pretty!

And this was my view leaving work. So pretty!

And this is what I came back to in the car park. It is worse than it looks. I parked by an open area of the car park, where all the knowing locals had avoided. Because during the day snow rushed in to the windscreen of my car, and then when it got dark, the whole clump froze like a big ice cube. It wouldn't have been so bad if I knew this, and hadn't tried to turn the ice-block-incased wipers on. Nothing a few minutes of the heater on high couldn't fix, but I learned my lesson: avoid parking in the spots with windows during a snow storm.

And this is what I came back to in the car park. It is worse than it looks. I parked by an open area of the car park, where all the knowing locals had avoided. Because during the day snow rushed in to the windscreen of my car, and then when it got dark, the whole clump froze like a big ice cube. It wouldn't have been so bad if I knew this, and hadn't tried to turn the ice-block-incased wipers on. Nothing a few minutes of the heater on high couldn't fix, but I learned my lesson: avoid parking in the spots with windows during a snow storm.

All in all, the snow storm yesterday made for a pretty fun day.