before the blizzard

 when you could still see some green..

..and the slate patio stones..

..and puppy paws weren't yet sinking in drifts..

..clematis seeds were just catching flakes..

..the butterfly bush was still standing.. were the boxwoods..

 ..and pine needles peeked through the accumulating flakes..

..and branches were perfectly accented in white.. was a beautiful day.

enjoy winter. it is here for a while and has some beauty we should take in while we can.
xo, kim