A week ago, the entire country was under a severe freeze warning.
Snow covered the landscape for miles and miles.
Later, the temperatures warmed into the 40s-50s, bringing
rain showers. The blanket of snow is practically gone,
leaving only mountain ranges of snow heaped
at curbsides and in parking lots. Remnants of those
will remain until spring. As the snow cover
receded, plants that had been buried and ruined
revealed new colors, accented by the sparkle
of decorations made from icy crystals
of melted snow.