snow, snow, snow
After a week of subzero temperatures and frozen ground, snow has been coming down steadily, at first lightly all day yesterday, then heavily in the evening and all night. This morning it was still snowing but the forecast said it will turn to rain. Maybe so in some areas but this afternoon it's coming down very heavily again - beautiful, big puffy flakes that are hypnotic to look at. This is a little unusual for the end of February when spring's harbingers have been out for several weeks (poor things now buried and cold!). Though we've had several short-lived dustings this winter, this is the first major snowfall for us, a last (?) blast to remind us that winter is not over.
But oh, what a transformation - a quiet black and white world! And what irony, after posting about white stones on black backgrounds! I was outside right after breakfast taking many photos around our garden, shaking some of the heavy wet snow off upright yews and shrubs and clearing the front walkways while husband shovelled the driveway. Looks like it will need doing again later this afternoon. We're hoping that there will be no severe damage to trees and that we do not have power outages like in some past years.... our firewood is ready if needed.