Boston.com's BIG PICTURE has some amazing pictures to go with this story.
Here are a few that I liked the best!
"Winter is arriving in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing chilly winds and heavy snowfall to many regions. In late November, Seattle and Vancouver experienced an early snowstorm, parts of New York State are still digging out of a recent storm, and many parts of Europe are now enduring a deadly cold snap, with temperatures in Poland falling as low as -33C (-27F). People all over are donning their heavy coats and gloves and heading outside to either battle the elements, or find ways to play. Collected here are recent photos from northern areas where winter weather has made an impact, and some of the ways the people and animals are dealing with the changing seasons."
A snow-covered cabin is lit by Christmas lights along the shoreline of Lake Louise after sunset in Alberta, Canada on November 29, 2010. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)
The landscape is covered in snow on November 29, 2010 at the Schlaubetal natural park near Mixdorf, Germany. (PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Ski instructors with the Copper Mountain Ski and Ride School ski down the mountain into the village during the torchlight parade as part of the ski resort's En Fuego Celebration at Copper Mountain, Colorado on Nov 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Summit Daily News, Mark Fox)
A horse stands in a meadow covered in freshly-fallen snow in Phalsbourg, France, as winter weather hits the region November 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Vincent Kessler)
Benches on a sea bridge are covered with ice at the Baltic Sea village of Scharbeutz, Germany on December 2, 2010. (REUTERS/Christian Charisius)
A backlit tree is covered with freshly-fallen snow in Budapest, Hungary on November 27. 2010. (REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo)
A man skis after heavy snowfall in the Thuringian Forest in Oberhof, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. (AP
Flamingos stand in the snow in their enclosure as the Hagenbeck zoo in the German city of Hamburg on December 3, 2010. (MALTE CHRISTIANS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man makes his way home from the shops November 29, 2010 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The snow in this one looks like ICE CREAM.
I know it's just dirty snow.... but still...
there's something about the colour that looks like
rocky road or something :)