Two days ago, we were standing in the sun, and the warm wind, watching our granddaughter play soccer. Today, it rained, it sleeted, and it snowed.
We didn't get much. And, with temperatures just above freezing, it didn't stick very well.
But, it was pretty. The Cardinal, on the feeder, didn't seem to mind.
It built up pretty well, on the deck.
And, over toward the waterfall, you can see it, through the grass.
Just like the pavement of the street, the rocks along the creek didn't hold onto much.
I should've gotten over there, sooner.
But, it's interesting, seeing the prickly pear, sitting in ice pellets.
It soon began to slow down.
Then, it was over. The sparrows were back at the feeder, for a late lunch.
Folks to the north of us, got much more than we did. And, they got a lot more actual snow.
But, this far south, "winter precipitation" is not that common. We tend to get excited over it.
Our daughter, who lives in North Dakota, laughs when she thinks about how excited she used to get, when it started to snow.
So, if you like icy weather, you had some. If not....
...just wait a minute.