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Regular programming on this site has been interrupted to report the first snowfall of winter in Niedersachsen, Germany! The day of the first snow is probably my very favorite day of the year. Seriously, I think even Christmas morning comes in second. So when I woke up one day this week to see my little town glistening under several inches of snow, I was *slightly* ecstatic. They didn’t cancel school, but I still found the time to make two snowmen and a snow angel and throw three snowballs before 9 AM. Unfortunately, the snow proceeded to melt. It does that sometimes. I’m hopeful we’ll get more – but in the meantime I’ll share some pictures of my first-ever Teutonic snowfall.