From nothing but hailstones when we left the house for school to a couple of inches of thick white snow an hour or so later, I was quite amazed at how quickly it fell - and the chaos it caused. Roads were snarled up, accidents seemed to be happening left, right and centre (hopefully everyone involved is all right) and big daughter was stuck on the bus to college for three hours.
So I went off on my own around the garden to see what I could find. The twisted hazel catkins look like little bunches of snowy bananas!
And the Heuchera is almost hidden.
Snowdrops. It wouldn't seem right to take pictures of a snowy garden without the snowdrops being in the photos. I think they look very "at home" in their snowy setting, and the ivy sets them off beautifully. It won't be long before they open properly and I'll be able to see the green edge to the leaves. How does each flower know how to do that? Magic!
I couldn't resist going to find the Hellebores. I do love snowdrops but these come a close second as my favourite winter flowers. A couple of years ago, I transplanted lots of Hellebore seedlings from around the garden and it's only really been this year that they've done anything. It's lovely to see them finally maturing and getting ready to flower.
I'm not sure what the forecast is for overnight - more snow is bound to cause more chaos tomorrow morning but if it freezes, that will cause even more chaos. It does seem incongruous that such fluffy white stuff causes so many problems! Still, I'm glad that we got some snow today. It feels like it's been a proper winter now!