We awoke Saturday morning to snow. Strange to think that we've had so little of it this year - not much more than dusting up until now. This weekend, we only ended up with about 5 inches, but it was enough to make the kids happy.
I really like the way our front lawn looks covered in snow. Ever since we cut down the old maples and choke cherry trees that once lined it, it seems much more expansive. The large pine on the right started its life as a Christmas tree. I'd love to cover it in lights one of these days. The fruit trees I planted last spring are still pretty small, but doing well. To the left, you can see the currant bushes that I moved from the backyard this past fall.
Our dog Lucy loves the snow. It doesn't take long for her to find a ball buried deep.
By midday, it began to rain and the yard turned rather slushy. Tomorrow night, we're expected to get our first major storm of the year with 20 inches of snow and strong winds in the forecast. We're keeping our fingers crossed that we won't lose power, which is an all too often occurrence in our neck of the woods.