I hereby proclaim winter 2009/2010 officially started. This was taken half an hour ago through my window: I must admit I don't remember snow in mid October in Warsaw. There is an old Polish proverb saying that 'St. Martin comes on a white horse' - St. Martin's day is November 11th, as this is my name-day I am pretty aware of when it does come and whether there is snow or not. In the last 40 years snow had fallen earlier probably less than 5 times. But not in October.