The first major snow fall of the winter came overnight with about 8″ of soft coating. The flakes are just tapering off at mid-morning. This storm took the weather people by surprise. The predictions were for rain or just a dusting of whiteness.
Every fence post wears a pointed pure white cap. The softwood boughs dip beneath the weight before a breeze stirs to send cascades of icy powder to the forest floor. Hungry birds flit about the feeders, snatching one seed at a time to eat in safety from a protected branch. This is snow dog weather.