We got our first big snow of the winter yesterday. It feels like it’s late in coming, but it’s not really – it’s just that we had a lot of unseasonably warm weather this autumn so it’s only recently gotten cold.
K and I both spent some time snowblowering and shoveling and were able to keep on top of it pretty well. It was also quite powdery which makes clearing it easier.
It was really pretty, too!
This lilac got fooled into putting out new leaves during the warm autumn, and it is still hanging on to some of them. It is weird to see such bright green leaves in the snow.
This one only put out a few leaves. We cut down the very tall branches of both of these plants in the spring, so they can now be shrubs again instead of gangly tall trees with blooms and leaves only at the very top.
I haven’t posted many pictures of the back of the house, but here is one! You can see the strange window layout the original owners chose on the shed dormer – the bigger one is in the stairway and the small one is in the upstairs bath. It makes sense from the inside but looks weird on the outside.
And lastly, a reminder that we forgot to remove the window screens this fall.