Snow-covered pines, photographed during one of our first significant snowfalls of the season, on 18 December 2012. We received about three inches of snow that day, and are now at 47.8 inches for the season. That's slightly above the norm, but we are still in drought conditions from last summer. Coupled with a few rain events, this is our 6th wettest winter so far. We are adding to the snow total tonight and tomorrow.
That is the sun visible behind this stand of trees.