Winter Storm Jonas, which has been burying cities from D.C. to Boston in up to 30 inches of snow, has passed through Atlanta. The ground in my backyard was too warm for the snow to stick, but there was a thin layer on trees and branches, on the ivy and other ground plants, and on outdoor furniture.
Icy patches of road were reported around town but the National Weather Service has warned that as the snow flurries move out, strong winds will present the biggest threat. Wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour are expected throughout the day and bring with them the possibility of downed trees and power lines. Over in adjacent Dekalb County, a postal worker was killed after a tree fell onto his vehicle at a golf course.
I'm holed up for the weekend in my little house, watching the trees and feeling grateful that I got my roof repairs from the Christmas Eve downpour repaired, and appreciating the white-on-green beauty of the fresh-fallen snow.