This has been going on for weeks. It kind of snows. Then it doesn't. Yesterday I watched the snow fall and it looked like a Christmas card....until you looked at the ground. Nothing but clear roads and green lawns. On Friday there was an hour of snow that must have been spectacular because some of the descriptions I heard was that the snow looked like falling white caterpillars and at another time during the hour, looking like white veils of curtains. I finally got to a window and saw.....rain. When it snowed this morning, you could hear it fall because it was coming down in ice pellets. But then it turned to real snow, great big pretty flakes of snow. Finally enough white to cover the ground. The outdoor starlings that usually give me a good staredown from the window in my back door moved to perch on the greenhouse window where my computer is and where I usually am. They were facing the wrong direction but I got the message. Time to open that coontina.
When I got outside, once again the yard was transformed. There's that snow again. The whiteness of it always brings out the pretty striations of my elm tree. I'm going to miss that elm when I move away from this house one of these days.