... and next week the temperatures are supposed to plummet again to below 0°F at night and in the teens during the day.
I am incredibly thankful for this snow, even as little as it was, to provide a blanket for the tender perennials from the frigid cold we're expecting. I wish so much of the last few storms hadn't melted in the January Thaw.
I'm also very thankful that we didn't tap the trees - even though the last week and a half the temperatures have been perfect for sugaring ... and in years past, we have tapped this early. This year, it just doesn't feel like winter is done with us, yet, and if next week's temps are an indicator, she's not ready to let go her icy hold, just yet.