It was COLD in Utah. So, so cold. It's still cold and will be for a while, as they're mired in a nasty inversion.
There was snow on the ground everywhere, but at my in-laws' house it was DEEP. 36 inches, easily. Maybe more.
Because it's so cold it is dry snow, no good for snowball fights or building igloos but just fine for snow angels.
Did I mention it was cold? Frigid but beautiful, truly a winter wonderland.
My in-laws have a long, sloping driveway. Perfect sledding hill for little kids because the curves mean you can't get going too fast. You can still go fast enough to have fun, though!
Porter held up for a lot longer than I guessed he might, especially since I couldn't find his mittens so he was wearing socks on his hands. They stayed remarkably dry, considering all the playing he did in the snow--let that be an endorsement for Smartwool socks!
It may be hard to judge scale from this photo, but the icicles in the center were a good 8 ft. long. They reached almost down to the first level of the house. In the next two days after I took this photo, they grew another 12 inches. Amazing!
The icicles drip onto these small fir trees in front of the house. The trees themselves are turned into giant ice mounds.
There were more icicles in the back of the house. These were under the deck.
And these were on the roof. Don't they look like teeth?