This is quite a clear example of a "North Snow," that is a snowstorm with winds primarily coming from the north. Notice the snow is clumped on only this one side of this tree, the north side. It was also a very wet snow, clinging to every branch, limb and leaf. The blizzard we had a couple of weeks ago was completely different. That was a strong Nor'Easter, with winds up to 60 mph, and was such a dry snow that it didn't cling to anything. Even after receiving 7-8 inches, my car wasn't covered with any snow at all due to the high winds. The cold weather today, and the clouds that showed up right after I shot this photo, combined to keep this wet snow clinging on the trees all day. These wind chimes furnished a quiet soundtrack all afternoon. Click on image to enlarge and see the glistening white-outlined vines and brambles in the background.
More snow photos to come.