Earlier this week we were sent a lovely picture of blooming witch hazel from our former yard in Abbotsford, BC. That was about the same time that we were getting here some rather impressive snow squalls that caused white-out conditions (you can see a picture during one of those in Wood heat). Those squalls gave us about 20 cms (8 inches) of snow and I got out and plowed the driveway and shoveled the walks etc.
Then yesterday morning, we woke up to another nearly 25 cms (10 inches) of new snow. It had come quietly in the night and left the landscape quite beautiful.