To me a dusting of snow helps make winter more bearable. B thinks I'm crazy, but I think that if it's going to be bitter cold, it should also snow. Of course not having to drive anywhere or even shovel the sidewalk helps this. I'm sure I'll feel differently when we have to deal with those annoyances. But a little sprinkling of beauty really helps in the doldrums of mid-winter. So do paperwhites.