I'm always amazed at how ephemeral the beauty nature creates really is. Flowers in bloom, a sunrise or sunset, and a fresh snowfall like we got today, will all be gone in a matter of minutes, hours, or at the most a few days. Today we had a fresh snow of an inch or two, with the temperature hovering around freezing, so it stuck to every twig.
We never lost our snow over the past two weeks of milder temperatures, because we had so much to start with, and temperatures didn't get much above freezing. There's still a foot to 18" on the ground.
It made for a very beautiful backyard, and it stayed like that all day.
Everywhere you looked the twigs were white. The rooster was looking over a white world in the garden!
The different branch patterns of Sumach (top), Hawthorn and Wild Apple (respectively) were holding the snow on every single twig.
The bits of forest in the subdivision were as pretty as they ever get.
A somewhat distorted iphone panorama on my morning walk. The lots here are fairly big, so there are bits of forest in between some of the houses.
But the dark clouds suggest that others to the east were getting a lot more snow than we did!