We had a pretty good snowfall over the weekend, here in this mountainous region of the United States where I reside.
These pictures are from early in the day.
I'm sure it's really bad for the trees, though – the branches encased in ice.
I view it as a trade-off. Yeah, it may be doing some damage. But we got some desperately needed moisture, and a boost to the snowpack.
It happens just about every year. A big snow followed by a sunny day – and a Great Meltdown ensues. The runoff freezes in late afternoon and into the night, and voila! We end up with the spectacle seen here.