Today's image is titled Snow Day was photographed by Peter Patau.
A gaggle of schoolchildren are seen trailing their sleds behind them in this photo, shot on Tuesday shortly as the first major winter storm of the season was winding down.
"The snow that stared Monday night with sleet and icy rain (a good time to put windshield wipers up to keep them from becoming icebound) dropped 6.5 inches of white stuff in Madison and almost twice as much further north," notes Patau. "Schools closed, and it was a welcome snow day for students."
The Madison Parks Division reports that sledding hills around the city are "open and in good condition," no surprise since the region has already received nearly as much snow so far this winter (16.3 inches) as it did by this time last year (16.7 inches). The granddaddy of sledding spots in the city is already humming, meanwhile. The shelter at Elver Park opened on Tuesday, and will be selling concessions to sledders young and old weather-permitting.
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