The wind began yesterday evening. The snow snuck in during the night.
It continued to fall all day in slowly decreasing density with lifting and at times parting clouds. Bits of sun at midday melted half of what had accumulated in gusty winds filled with moving flakes and ongoing sub-freezing temperatures.
The rhododendron never gave up its death curl. It's such a pitiful sight.
Late in the day the most sky and the distant mountain made an appearance before darkness returned.
Slivers of frozen glass crystals fall in the darkness. The penetrating deep cold has returned.