It's a cold winter night made pleasant because I'm inside, warm with a cup of tea and can enjoy the snow falling in southeastern Virginia.
When I got home from work this evening, I shoveled about three inches and put a bit of ice melt down in the hope of alleviating some of the work tomorrow. But barely two hours later, it's hard to see that I did anything at all.
The lesson learned: let nature do its thing.
Images: tree taken tonight about 11:30 p.m.; shrub photo taken after last week's snow.