I have to consider this the "first" snowfall of the winter season in New England. The one in October 2011 doesn't count. Thick, sticky, white, wonderful snow. Maybe about a foot or so. But the clean up begins. Thank goodness we have a little powerhouse of a snow machine. It's small but very powerful. And when the sound of the engine stops...I know it's time to put my packages in the car and get to the post office. That should be around noon.