Well, here in England we've just had quite a decent amount of snow - especially where I live in the Chiltern hills area, were we rarely see snow. Even when it normally does snow it never settles. My friends and komrades in northern England and Scotland are probably laughing right now for they get the snow a lot worse. Still, the snows are a pleasant reminder that the yuletide season is just a few days away.
This time last year the folks on the 4chan forum produced a very interesting runebinding (the project was named Winter Chan). The aim of which was to invoke the Fimbul Winter. A few inches of snow certainly doesn't count (even though the UK seems to come to a complete stop at the sight of a single flake) but the intent was to summon such an extremely harsh winter that the 'great brown tide' comes to a complete stop and those whose have made it to Europe find the conditions to hard to except. The aim of the runebinding and the invokation of Winter Chan was to put a stop to this invasion. Personally I'm not sure whether these internet meme's can effect what happens in the real world - however we never doubt the power of the runes! Either way, I find the entire Winter Chan idea and the runebinding fascinating! So enjoy the snow and the Winter Chan, even if it is only for fun but except always that the gods and nature are on our side!
The runebinding is that of the Hail rune representing the snow,
between two Is runes, representing the Ice.
The personification of Winter Chan - perhaps we'd know her as Frau Holle or Skadi?
Winter Chan art work.