After about a week of unseasonably mild (and quite pleasant) weather, winter returned to Boston this morning with a vengeance. We got about eight inches (or so) of snow downtown over the course of six hours, following a couple hours of rain and a rumble or two of thunder rather early this morning. I got up early and walked over to the library to help shovel out and get a little work done during the quiet of a snow day, which was quite pleasant (even if a few people did question my sanity). Neither snow, nor rain, nor sleet, you know.
At any rate, here are a few pictures of the snow-covered trees (and cars, and fences) from my walks around Boston today.