As a transplanted Canadian living in La Jolla, California, I have to get my fix of the first snowfall of the year from Flickr. And there are some lovely shots already, like this one from a fellow in Colorado.
Where I’m from in Canada there would often be snow this early in the year, but it would never stay long. You could, in the space of twenty-four hours, get fall, winter, and spring, with a snowfall coming down, staying for a few hours, and then melting again. It presaged what would happen later when I lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, where snow would stay on the ground only long enough to cause drivers to do slow-motion crashes on the nearby Yew Street hill.