Two Golden Retrievers went through a lot of towels, coming back inside after the rainy trips out. It was still raining when I went to bed on Monday night. Imagine my surprise to awaken Tuesday morning to see everything coated white.
Snow dusted one of our favorite winter-blooming plants. This mahonia is called "Winter Sun" or "Midnight Sun." Bright yellow blossoms fill the plant this year and we enjoy watching the flowers and then the berries on this lovely plant. The snow will not cause a problem because temperatures did not stay below freezing for very long.
These little yellow blossoms will turn into berries soon.
The snow clung to the trees with a light covering on the ground. Fortunately the snow did not affect the roadways for long and with rising temperatures the snow was gone by evening.
Now THAT is the kind of winter snow we expect here during our mild winters. Definitely not the 10-12-inch snows like the ones we have had during the past two winters.