The snow that fell yesterday and last night was looking rather beautiful as a brighter day dawned this morning. It was doing its icing (frosting) imitations on the trees:
Growing up, I'd never seen snow looking like this except as icing dripped onto trees on a Christmas cake.
This afternoon, we went for a walk in the sun. It seemed bright and calm. We knew it was cold, but we were ready for that. We set out all smiles on nicely cleared sidewalks:
Then we out of the shelter of houses and found out it was quite windy and the snow was drifting. This is another (previously) nicely cleared sidewalk:
as is this:
So we took a shortcut back and ended up right in the path of the blowing snow:
And then, when we got home all was calm and bright and icing-y again!