Our back yard at 9 a.m. this morning
We had our 17 month old grandson sleep over at our house so that his parents could have a date night. We knew he would wake up early but we thought we could take him walking outside or take him to the park. He woke at 6 a.m. and it was raining. By the time we had changed him into day clothes and exhausted inside activities, it had changed to heavy wet snow. As we were leaving to meet his parents for breakfast at 9:15 I took the above photo.
After breakfast my husband worried that, with the trees still fully leafed, the weight of the snow might break tree limbs so he took the hose with the nozzle on strong spray mode and hosed off the snow--just in case. The little guy went down for a nap while we fixed and ate a late lunch. By 2:00 p.m. the snow had begun to melt and by late afternoon bare spots were evident on the grass: An amazing taste of winter.
Photo taken at 2 p.m., snow well into thawing