Snow is in short supply here this winter. Oh, I see an inch or two or three but every time a half-decent storm appears, it ends up as ice or rain. The snows I have had, such as they are, have been pretty little things. The snow sticks to every little twig and blade of grass or winter-deadened vine, so the mountain looks sugar-coated. Of course, the slightest breeze dislodges the powdery stuff, but until that happens it’s really pretty.
I had one of those pretty little snows the other night and tried to get a photo before a breeze knocked it all off the trees. The resulting photo doesn’t look quite how it looked that night at the cabin--all white and fresh and still--but the result I did get is still okay.
This delicate little snow didn't survive much past the next morning's sunrise. The temperature never warmed above freezing but the sun is brighter and stronger now and even a cold sun is strong enough to melt snow. Winter is already more than half over and the sun grows stronger ever day.