When I went to bed last night, it was very, very windy and sleeting. Sometime during the night, the sleet turned to 4" of snow. Thankfully, the gray skies that we've had for the past two weeks moved out and Mr. Sunshine arrived. Roads were slippery and my commute to work is a 26 mile trek, so I opted to stay home today. It was a nice way to break up my week.
The big oak tree in our front yard makes pretty shadows on the snow. This was fairly early as the street hasn't been driven on much yet. It soon turned slushy and the sun even dried out parts of the street as the day wore on.
My Savannah Holly tree always looks nice in the snow. The red berries are nice and bright and provide food for the birds during the cool months. This tree is also sturdy and tolerates the extremes Texas weather provides.
The sun and rising temperatures helped melt some of the snow and ice off the holly bush. It was still cold enough to form pretty icicles, though.
The irises are certainly ready for the snow to melt so they can put on their Spring show. These poor things have taken a beating the past couple of weeks. We've had ice, snow, ice, sleet, and snow all in the last 2 weeks.