The original forecast for today - while cold - was not for snow. We had a bit of snow on Friday - enough to keep Don home from work - and to keep us from going anyplace on Saturday - but by Sunday it was all melted. We woke this morning (Monday) to about a scant inch of snow - and then it happened.
Big fat puffy flakes - thick and fast - and the snow began to build up quickly
The branches of the bare trees decorated with snow
Oso Berry bush beside the dining room window
Snow on the bird feeders - building higher after just half an hour
The rain gauge filling with snow
Another bird feeder - the birds will need a refill in this cold weather
Poor fuchsias - they froze last week - and now they are covered in snow.
Taken half an hour apart - the snow builds up fast
And more photos taken at the same intervals - only an hour and a half between the top left snowmen and santa photos and the bottom right photo.
It is a magical winter wonderland!
With Don home for the 4th day in a row we enjoyed the christmas lights
Watched the snow
Did a little decorating
Wrapped gifts and listened to Christmas music - before long the roads were clear and now the temperatures are dropping - so the snow will be around for a long while, but with cleared roads life can return to normal.
It was a very good day.