You know what a foot rag is? It's the kind of cloth, usually of flannel, about 40x50 cm in size, that is used in the military - or used to be used in the military - to be wrapped around the foot. Then you put the wrapped foot in a wool sock, and the wool sock into a boot, and it keeps your feet nice, dry and warm on long marches.
A foot rag also bears a rather accurate resemblance of the snow flakes that are falling from the overcast sky at the moment. I thought the spring is here. Won't this end?