This was our back yard last week, we have a few more inches even now. Today I had to pick the boys each up from school, it was simply too cold to walk. Our thermometer reads -5, the report says it is -12, with a wind chill factor of -25!! The wierd thing is it looks as bright at it does in these pictures! I can't seem to get use to this cold!!!! I am grateful for the brightness though! I love that! I don't miss the greyness in Portland at all!