A noble sentinel.
A noble sentinel. Matt Baume

What a dream this weekend was — a fluffy white playground of a city for two days, with an extra excuse for making out and eating chocolate thrown in on Sunday. It’s all melting away now (the snow, that is—hopefully not the chocolate) like a cozy memory dissolving in the wakeful rain of yet another Monday, but we’ll always have the photos to confirm that the weekend’s fluffy trance was real.

On that topic, thank you to everyone who tweeted lovely photos of their snowy adventures at me. (Especially the various snow-genitals.) What an absolute joy to see all the ways in which everyone made the most of our temporary ice world — your ski journeys, your sculptures, your tromping dogs with knit sweaters and stubby legs were as a much a part of the magic as the weather. Read on to see how your neighbors kept busy this weekend, starting with this cat with an ass that won't quit: