The back patio and arbor are snow covered but beautiful. We've had a few birds (Northern Flickers) earlier this winter but now that they've eaten all the frozen grapes, they seemed to have flown to warmer climates. I can't say I'd blame them, I'd fly to warmer weather too it I could.
" Oh, the weather outside is frightful. . ."
but it's made the yard a beautiful winter wonderland. We haven't had snow like this for several years.
When it snowed it fell straight down, piling high on all the fences, trees and shrubs.