Short and Sweet Snowstorm

Snow on a fence and trees

Yesterday we had a snowstorm that was short and sweet.

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Rain turned to snow around 3am Friday morning and continued steadily until about 10am.

Snow

The wet, heavy snow decorated the trees and turned the world into a winter wonderland.

Snow

Trees and branches were weighed down.

Snow on tree

And thick tangles of branches grew even thicker and more softly woven.

Snowy slushy road and

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.

Snow on sweet

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.

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.

A Walk in the Blizzard

Snow outside, view from the window with tree branches

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.

Gazebo in winter

An icicle hanging off of the gazebo light

Icicle hanging off the gazebo light

As evening came, the light started to look blue.

Snow on pine tree branches

Snow hanging on pine tree

Chilly electric meters

Electric meters covered with snow

This tree looks like a giant bird about to snatch me up. Probably wasn’t the smartest move to stand under it….

Pine tree covered in snow

A row of cars covered in snow

A row of cars

A row of trees in the snow

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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!

Two mugs of hot cocoa with marshmallows