After a night of heavy snow we awoke to the beauty of this snow scene as the wind-chimes were heard.

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As we awoke and saw the beauty of this backyard snow scene, we knew only a panoramic photo could illustrate it. Walking outdoors to take the photo only the crunching footsteps in the snow and the wind chimes could be heard. Listening to the news we learned of others seeing the same blue sky, but emerging to see chaos where their homes and backyards once stood as dozens of tornadoes chain-sawed through states leveling small towns, power, and communications along the way. It reminds us that we have no control of weather, in its beauty or in its destruction.