This view out the window of my office is much more like the view I chose to leave behind in New England several years ago, and definitely not one I would have chosen for my view in suburban Atlanta. Fortunately this only happens once every few years, so I guess I can handle it.
Since "The Stepchild Garden" has really not seen snow (at least during my ownership), it was fun to take a few photos this afternoon while the white stuff is still coming down.
The Daphne Odora is definitely not a plant that's liking this weather, but the contrast of the blooms about to open and the heavy snow covering was pretty at the bottom of the front steps when I went outside. It's been here for four years, so it's probably about ready to drop dead soon anyway. (It's one of my favorite miserable plants).
The Hinoki Cypress shows its form far better with a little "icing," as does the Doublefile Viburnum, below.
At the end of the day, however, Sadie the Dog is definitely a Southern Girl. She managed to keep her legs crossed for the first few hours of the snow, but finally relented and went outside in a complete snit!