Saturday's warm temperatures melted the snow on the streets but the snow on the ground mostly stayed the same. Here and there it slid off branches but nothing changed dramatically in the garden. Once the snow arrives, the garden has a brief moment when plant structure and hardscaping stand out.
But that can all disappear quickly depending on how early it snows, how much snow we get and how cold the termperatures remain. In general, I want a good snow cover of a foot or two to insulate the plants from the wind, coldest temps and the sun here in the upper Midwest.
The Yew and Boxwood balls are just soft mounds now.
Looking back in the other direction.
The view across the garden. The gate in the second photo is on the left edge in this picture.