I went out onto C Street SW between 14th and 12th Streets at lunchtime today. It was about 60 degrees Fahrenheit, but it was snowing. I touched the snow that was eddying against the curb and it did not melt on my fingers. The new building going up a block away was the snow cloud. It was pretty to see the snow beginning to accumulate by the curbs and the mulched hedges outside the surrounding building, as snow does when it is windy.
It was Styrofoam. The realization brought back the sounds of construction from the snow cloud. The noisy Styrofoam pollution drowned out the quiet snow that fell before.