Ha - bet you don't get THIS in New Zealand! (Actually, I think that they probably do - in fact, it'll be cleaner, drier, and possibly ski-able. But I bet that they don't make really tall snowmen).
Sorry about the hopeless pic - new camera, left it on ISO1600 by mistake. (GRR - either use MANUAL mode and THINK about what you're doing, or leave it on AUTO. Mucking about in P mode without checking stuff like this leads to hopeless snaps. Ah well.)
Back garden before we started: