We'd been getting some rain the past couple of days. It's been pretty dry most of this winter, so we can really use all the moisture we can get. I looked outside just before I went to bed last night, and it looked like someone was having a pillow fight up on our roof. The rain had turned to snow, and the snowflakes were as big as feathers falling out of the sky.
When I got up this morning, it looked like this - about three inches of sparkling snow covered everything, the sun was shining and the sky was a beautiful deep blue. The sun stuck around long enough to melt the snow off the streets, and then the clouds moved back in later. I made a quick swoop around with the snow shovel, before the temperatures dropped and everything froze up again. I'm happy to see the cold stick around for a bit longer. Although I'm starting to get anxious to be outside, playing in the dirt, I don't want my fruit trees breaking dormancy too early. So let it snow - I can wait a bit longer for Spring.