Let me break it down into a mathematical equation for you:
leafy trees + heavy snow= lots of broken tree branches
I went to bed Thursday evening to the sound of a heavy rain. When I awoke, there was silence. The kind of silence that only comes with the muffling effect of snow. Animals were silent, households were slow to get rolling.
While the girls were thrilled about it, dogs included, we were actually quite lucky.
This tree branch is big. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but it fell from our tree half in our yard and half in our neighbor's yard, missing our car by a few feet.
We lost a ton of branches, and it was a little frightening driving through town as limbs continued to fall throughout the day.
This bush normally stands about ten feet tall, here it is bowed to about my waist height.
It wasn't a lot of snow and it will be gone today as it is supposed to return to normal fall weather in the 60s and 70s this week. Still, that was our drama.
What is it like where you are?