Excellent! I love the use of words/line to indicate the amount of falling snow! I have used the visual technique as well. It was an excellent choice for this subject. Your work made me feel happiness like all is right with the world. (Did I tell you that I moved to Florida last year? ? ? ?) :)
Out-stand-ing! America, for all of its troubles and flaws, is our home for those of us who live here whether white or otherwise, and you are perfectly right: no European, Latin, Asian, or African country from whence we have come would welcome us or care. This is a great tribute to our right to belong here!