The winter week we've had continues to be bitterly cold, with frequent snow flurries, and sometimes a nasty windchill. Not great weather for walking or skiing when it's nearly 20° below plus the wind! But we had a hour or two of sunshine this morning, so I followed my cardinal winter rule, and got out to take photos when the sun shone!
Across the street the snow was sitting on all the branches of the younger trees. It accumulates especially on the leeward side of the small woodlot to the left.
I like the way the trees along the edge of the woods reach their branches out to get more sun, and in winter, they're more horizontal branches that can hold the snow.
Compare the trees with the snow to the tall straight ones back in the woods. About 2' of snow on the level here.
Smaller hawthorn trees seem to hold the snow in big clumps, because of their numerous small twigs and tendency to have horizontal branches too.
But it's the evergreens, here little Scots Pines, that hold the most snow. To me they're a key piece of the winter scenery around here (perhaps because I planted a lot of them!). The tracks are where the local small herd of deer wander through overnight.
Hope these pictures qualify as 'scenic' for you. Enjoy your winter!