Several years ago, we had record snow. And every winter since, I have waited eagerly for at least some snow, only to be sorely disappointed. So when it snowed (only a couple of inches) a few days ago, I headed out before it had a chance to disappear. I followed a 'route' I have that I knew would offer possibilities and I made one new detour, exploring a different road, and came across this marvelous tree. The challenge on many country roads is finding a safe place to pull over and the first time, I overshot the tree. That meant going farther down the road, looking for a spot where I could turn around. Those can also be spread far and wide. I'm getting farther and farther from the tree, the sun is beginning to break through and I'm cursing, sure that I missed it. Luckily, I made it back, found a pull off, the snow flurries picked up and the sun disappeared - just long enough for me to capture this scene.
With weather events that can be difficult to predict and of short duration, it's good to know what's in your 'backyard.'