Snow, rain, slush -- a fine mess

Last night, before the rain, the melting, the slush and the puddles, the courtyard trees were cloaked in crystals and droplets:

Crystals & droplets

 

Zero degrees Celsius, plus or minus one

(The "fine mess" in this post's title refers to the state of the streets and sidewalks during this morning's commute to work -- whether done by wheel or by foot, it involved much slipping and sloshing and splashing.)