Can you stand one more snow photo? This is our backyard at 7:30 this morning. Those are pine trees laden with the snow that fell well into the night. I went to bed at 10 and it was still snowing. I am home from work (Pk's office is closed again but because we are part of a hospital, we NEVER close). I can't get in until we shovel the car out. Peter Kevin is outside now starting the arduous process of clearing the walkway and shoveling out the car. It's a little harder this time since there was that freezing rain mixed in there for a while yesterday. We lost a small pine tree. A volunteer tree that sprang up all on its own. We decided to let it grow and the snow and ice were too heavy for it so it fell over. It's probably uprooted but we can't tell. As the sun makes its way to the back yard (the front gets the morning sun, the house faces almost due east), the snow will start to fall off these trees and the branches will (hopefully) spring back. Some of them will remain permenantly pushed down. It was rather spooky looking out there last night. The weird diffuse light and these giant monster trees all covered with snow cloaks.
And here's a snow covered tree against a cloudless blue sky. That's taken out the bathroom window. I haven't been out in the back yard for a while. We don't shovel out there so no one goes back there in the winter. It's a little nerve wracking to see how tall these trees are compared to us. It's a good thing trees are friendly.
Have a good day!