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Old Mar 12, 2014, 4:31 PM   #1
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I'm, not sure whether this counts.

Took this this morning after a break to warm up from shoveling snow for a few hours. We had some warmer days and Monday hit 50 F. Much of our piled snow had melted and we could even see the lawns - where the snow wasn't too deep to melt all the way.

But that changed last night. I cropped a little off the perimeter to bring the trees closer:
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Old Mar 12, 2014, 7:51 PM   #2
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Beautiful wintery scene in the middle of March.
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Old Mar 12, 2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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Seeing this makes me enjoy the weather we've had for the past couple days. It has been 32 degrees at night but upper 60's in the day with bright sunshine.

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Very beautiful scene, as viewed from here in sunny Southern California. :-)
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G'day Mike

I like it mate - it has that 'cute, christmas-card' look about it
From the great land downunder where we never see scenes like this - well almost never & then they are a novelty after a cold-weather snap - the scene has both 'niceness' from the lovely deliniation of tree branches covered with snow to the dread of 'damn - not that cold, wet & miserable stuff again'

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Thank you very much, Garlam!

Walter and Cal, I'd like to thank both of you for "rubbing it in." Heh Heh! Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and windy with highs in the lower 50s!! I can only hope most of this will disappear.

Thanks, Phil! We've had a lot of snow in Chicago this season. Never a ton of it at once, but lots of "snowic" events. This was by far the most beautiful. Ironically, what made this stick so well to the trees, I think, is that this was probably the densest, wettest, heaviest snow of the winter. I don't think it was quite as dense as a neutron star, but I can attest to its weight in my snow shovel.

Here's one more shot almost facing the opposite direction:
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Beautiful scene indeed! I love it when it looks like that, wish we had had more days where it looked like that outside - we've had far too little snow this year (but then the year isn't over yet, we often get spring snow).

We usually get this type of snow, so I know what you mean about shoveling it. It's bad enough to do a walk-way, but try to shovel the edge of your driveway once the snow plow has gone by! This type does make things picture-perfect when you first get up though.

Sure hope I'll get a chance to take a picture of a scene like this before May.
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Mike,
Fond memories of Chicago indeed.
From my vantage point here it does look pretty.
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Thanks, mtngal and selvin!

mtngal, I hope you get your snow!

I'm glad I decided to snap these shots before I went back to shoveling. Shortly after taking these pictures, the wind really picked up and the sun started blasting away. Even though it was a little below freezing, most of the tree-snow was quickly gone.
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