We got hit with a blizzard yesterday. It was a monster of a storm and it blew in 17" of snow with 55 mph winds. Weather forecasters knew it was going to be big so our mayor even closed schools the day before. Did you hear the cheer from a million school children? I can't remember when that's happened. My job also closed prior thereto which was a wonderful gift not to have to leave the house. It would have been even more wonderful if they'd given us another snow day. It was treacherous driving today. Secondary roads were horrendous and it was a white-knuckle commute for sure. I managed to avoid what would have been a serious 4-car pile up. But even with all the dangers of such a large snowfall here in this bustling metropolis, I couldn't help but notice the beauty of it too. Here are a few pics of what it looked like outside my house this morning and one of the tree last night as it was coming down. Poor tree was bent to the point of breaking with the weight of all that snow.