Things were still looking like a typical snowstorm around here: snow on the ground, but totally manageable. Hell, at this point, it was just a dusting:
Here's what we saw looking back toward the house after getting started:
We took the back way, using the footpaths the homeowners' association put in:
Very pretty in the early snow:
No hint of the nightmare to come. Predictions included a 20% chance of us getting 40 inches in this area. no way, right?