Take a close look at the photograph.
Early yesterday afternoon the snow began falling.
To mark the rate and depth of the snow I kept my eye on -- well not steadily on but intermittently on - a bale of hay.
A standard bale of hay, in case you were wondering, is generally about two feet wide, four feet long, and about two feet tall.
Last night just before it got too dark to see about four inches of the top of the bale were still visible.
Find the bale of hay.
This picture was taken this morning.
It is now afternoon.
The landscape still looks the same.