First snow in Madarao

As my husband and I ate our early lunch, we gazed out the dining hall window at yet another rainy, dreary day. My husband is frustrated that he can’t get a clear day to finish work on the outside of our business: a small rustic luxury hotel in Madarao, Nagano.

I mused, “at least all that rain will turn to lots of snow for ski season… actually that rain almost looks like snow, what’s the temperature?”. 5 minutes later, it looked like this!