We had snow here in the Seattle area about two/three weeks ago now, but traces of it still remain. I live really close to work and the way I walk every day takes me along the road that runs behind the building. It had been plowed when there was snow and so there were huge heaps of snow. I took some pictures yesterday, but was suprised how long they have lasted. I imagine them to be like glaciers really, albeit on a much scaller scale. The one above is of one from far away. You can see the trail of water draining like a river in the foreground. Below is a close-up of the same pile of (dirty, old) snow. Behold the power of the lens!