The view as I crossed the parking lot, walking across campus to grab some lunch had me thinking about snow. I have heard rumors that some of you live where it falls, unbidden from the sky and lands all over you(?).
Around here, we keep our snow contained so it can be visited conveniently. I guarantee you that any business or government agency trying to convince outsiders that we don't chew our air, is out taking pictures this time of year. You can't even see the mountains in the summer.
The pic is from the front of my office. The sheet metal at the bottom of the pic is the roof of the 4 story Chemical Sciences building. The university is right in the same foothill/valley transition area where I live so the elevations vary a lot over little distance. This stretch of the mountains is on the other side of the valley floor about 15-20 miles out.