It's very pretty, and all that, but it's getting to be a bit spooky in a John Wyndham-ish kind of way.
I just went and threw some bread crumbs out for the birds and they are already submerged.
The crumbs. The birds are still above the snow level. For now.
And yes, I am well aware that if we lived in Canada, or the North West USA, or Germany, or Finland, we wouldn't be making such a fuss. But we have the Gulf Stream, and are therefore the spoiled brats of the Northen Hemisphere with our winter weather.