The government, schools, offices — all closed. Students, teachers, bureaucrats — even lobbyists, I imagine — are staying home and letting the world spin on its own for a few hours.
As predicted, it's a heavy, wet snow — not so much falling as plopping from the sky. Or maybe it''s plopping from the white-coated trees. Or maybe both.
Today's photo looks much like yesterday's. But it's not from the vault. It's real time.