We were just into meteorological winter–which began December 1–when the snow started falling.
We were lucky. We just got the tail end of the storm that began out West the day before Thanksgiving.
Still, it started snowing about 1 PM Sunday and snowed, sleeted, and maybe poured down a little freezing rain until Tuesday morning. That’s why there’s actually so little snow. The sleet and freezing rain packed down a lot of what fell Sunday into Monday morning.
This, however, is becoming a perpetual problem. This is all snow, on a Japanese maple. Because the tree loses its leaves so late, it bows down under the weight of the snow. I need to find a different place for my car. It hasn’t been damaged yet, but this is about the third time this has happened. I can’t keep taking chances.
It probably saves the tree though.
When we have this much snow, I run out of places to pile it when I am shoveling. I sure hope we have some melting before the next storms!