A few weeks ago, I posted about snow in Sicily and how I don't consider it a "real" winter here until (and unless) there's snow on the mountains around Palermo for at least a day or two. Well, today it arrived! It may not last long, but I captured it for posterity with the camera on my cell phone - okay, I agree that the quality is hardly exceptional but at least you can make out the snow on the slopes of the mountain toward the right. It's cool and rainy down here by the shore, so it may get chillier still up there on the summit, providing us with more visions of what life is like for so much of Europe and North America right now. As I write this, even parts of the southeastern United States - places like Mississippi and Florida - have had a rare snowfall.
As for me, I can finally say that, yes, it is winter in Sicily.