Is today the first snow of the season? Maybe it's the second, I must have put the snow shovel by the front door some weeks ago for a reason. But, in reality we have had pretty much a snowless year. But this morning we woke up to what might have been a two inch snow fall. It's hard to tell the ground was warm enough to melt some of it as it fell.
The streets seem merely wet while the grassy areas are sort of white.
You can see part of our snow shovel in the right bottom corner. It's been there since sometime in January but never used. We won't use it this time either. But beyond the chair are robins who look kind of frantic today. And yes, those are pansies I planted Wednesday when it was in the 70's.
They'll be ok with this wet snow, but if we get the mid-20's tonight, well, the flowers may give up trying. Interestingly, a local traffic report this morning gives notice of several accidents on the highways. Brian Kelly on KMOX said, "Several accidents this morning. Just a little snow but apparently roads are more than just wet."
That's enough to make us cautious going out to the car this morning.