This was the view out my kitchen door yesterday morning. We had rain which changed to snow as the day progressed. Because everything was wet, the heavy snow stuck to everything. When the wind picked up, the snow didn’t blow off the branches but added weight to the force of the wind. Consequently branches were falling everywhere.
We were without power for twelve hours. The “nice” thing about a snowstorm at this time of the year is you know it won’t stay around. Although the roads were snow covered in the morning, by mid-afternoon they were merely wet. There is still plenty of snow on the ground but it has already dropped from the foot or so that fell. Friday is the first day where snow is not in the forecast, however. This time last year I was already grubbing out dock roots and planting shrubs. May is going to be a mad, mad rush.