As expected, a dry, powdery snow sifted over us through the night.
At times, it was peaceful and beautiful:
By this morning, about 8 to 9 inches had fallen.
Here's our deck:
And the stairs (they are under there):
everyone--kids, dogs, neighbors and friends--emerged from their houses.
Birds flocked in--even birds we don't usually see at the feeders
like Oregon juncos and mockingbirds.
It's a big deal when it snows here.
A real holiday for lots of people.
Cold, but a snow holiday nonetheless.