Rain doesn't make such pretty pictures, at least at first glance. But without the rain, we'll all die.
This year's oranges and other citrus fruits are the most delicious we've had for years. That's because our first rains were on time. "On time" in our part of he world means about a week after Simchat Torah, early fall. And it rained more than once early in the season. Without rain, the fruit is dry and bitter. Artificial irrigation just doesn't make the same sort of flavor, juiciness.
I don't mind posting old snow pictures. I just don't feel like being snowed in. It's no fun in an "empty nest."
"Mixed snow and rain" is the forecast for Shabbat. The roads will be dangerous the next few days, because near Ofra and Beit El it will be icy and slushy. I was in an accident around there a few years ago. Thank G-d we weren't hurt.