We have had an unusual "winter" season this year. First we got snow just before Halloween in October! And then snow just before Thanksgiving in November. Then we got snow ON Christmas Day. We got snow again at the end of the first week or so of January, several times in a one week period, but not amounting to too much depth. Then the rest of the winter we waited and waited. THEN on March 1st, we got the biggest snow storm of the season, with 12" in my city! My parents live 15 minutes north of me, and they got perhaps 4-5" of snow. This photo was taken early into the storm and it probably snowed for another 12 hours. My camera was resting on the window sill and the snow created a nice filter, from inside the warmth of my dining room.
The tree is an absolutely lovely antique hydrangea tree (vs shrub or vine) and it is probably impossible to find this variety to purchase any more.