Yesterday we had a snowstorm that was short and sweet.
Rain turned to snow around 3am Friday morning and continued steadily until about 10am.
The wet, heavy snow decorated the trees and turned the world into a winter wonderland.
Trees and branches were weighed down.
And thick tangles of branches grew even thicker and more softly woven.
Slush made driving slightly slippery, but luckily it was too warm for ice to form on the roads. That would have been more difficult to drive through.
By 11:30am, the sun shone brightly and caused the snow to plop off of tree branches like blobs of oatmeal falling from the sky.
After a few hours it was hard to tell that it had snowed that morning at all. By the evening, it had even melted off of the roofs, trees, cars and anything that was in the warm sun. Temperatures dropped overnight, and any remaining snow or slush froze. Some unfortunate owners spent time scraping ice off of their cars this morning that had been parked in the shade yesterday. All the older snow from the recent blizzard got a fresh white coat.
From inside you can see the snow blowing in the wind, but you can’t fully appreciate it until you step out into the blizzard.
With my camera tucked safely in a plastic bag, I took a walk in the afternoon. Or, I should say that I took a trudge through the snow. It came halfway up my shin with some steps, with others it was up past my knees. I wanted to walk to the corner, but the wind was blowing icy snowflakes in my face so I skipped it.
I have taken pictures of this gazebo in spring and in fall.
An icicle hanging off of the gazebo light
As evening came, the light started to look blue.
Snow on pine tree branches
Chilly electric meters
This tree looks like a giant bird about to snatch me up. Probably wasn’t the smartest move to stand under it….
A row of cars covered in snow
A row of trees in the snow
With the wind whipping the snow into drifts, it’s difficult to know how much we got. I think it’s safe to say about a foot.
Here’s the best part about going out in the snow: coming inside and warming up!
I stayed pretty dry, almost as well as the gazebo would’ve done.
Thinking about last month’s cherry blossoms….