Does it sound like an oxymoron or what? I had just taken some lovely photos of our yard in all it's springy, blossoming, glory when low and behold winter chose to rear its ugly head again. We were all hoping the weather forcast might be a lie. The slow decline started yesterday morning (Saturday) when it was dark and rainy. It was so dark that Justin and I slept in till 9:00 thinking it was really 6:00. Then shortly after noon, the rain turned to ice and then snow. You can compare and contrast the photos from Thursday to those of toady's for the before and after.