previous post where I commented that the weather predictions were, as they often are, hype...well I stand corrected. After a few lightening bolts and thunder crashes I looked out the window and saw snow (and yes, I went out in the street in lounge pants and slippers to snap this photo). Buffalo has always been known for it's winters ever since the Blizzard of '77 (click here to read about the October storm of 2006, click here to see a list of some others)...but we still recieve far less snow than many other American cities (but we still always seem to get the press). Click here to see what other cities get in regards to snow and cold (we don't even make the list). None-the-less, it is part of our city's heritage and I think everyone gets a little excited when the first snows come (after we get over the minor depression and denial that our beautiful summer and fall is gone for a couple seasons). If you're from this area you are so used to the snow that a few inches are nothing to worry about...driving in it is simply a nuisance and biking in it offers "special challenges" (wished I would have purchased my studded tires), but I find it beautiful to walk and bike in (it does get a bit tiresome come March and April) At any rate, looks like I'll be riding my winter bike to work in the morning...and the dogs aren't going anywhere...they love the heat from the wood stove.