Surprise!

There was a chance of snow last night, with accumulations of up to 1" (2.5cm) expected -- in St. Louis that really means "it's not going to snow". They were a little off in their estimate.


We awoke today to about 3" (7.5cm) of the white stuff, a sunny and bright morning. I couldn't resist taking lots of photos, as snow this winter has been rare.

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Yesterday I was working with some of the bamboos, rhizome pruning. The ground was not frozen and contained just the right amount of moisture to make it easy to dig in -- no digging for me today though. Not that I couldn't dig if I wanted too, but muddy snow is one of my least-favorite winter sights.

If you're snowless where you live (or are in the middle of summer), enjoy!



















I suspect the snow will quickly melt, as today's high is expected to be 40ºF (4ºC), and it will reach 50ºF (10ºC) or more the next couple of days.

It's a nice taste of winter as spring approaches, and the precipitation is welcome. (January precip is a little above normal, but that follows several below-average months.) 

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Lisa  – (February 3, 2013 at 10:57 AM)  

This is the best kind of snow... Light and fluffy, no back breaking shoveling. And we do need the precipitation so it's good all the way around!

Karen  – (February 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM)  

!0 degrees c, that's cold. your photos are lovely. We hit 15 degrees c this past weekend, which is like winter for us here.

Renee  – (February 3, 2013 at 2:09 PM)  

That looks cold! But pretty... And makes me want to go work in the garden for some reason...

Jason  – (February 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM)  

Great photos. We've got about 3 inches on the ground as well.

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