This is the typical look of midwinter around here. Dull skies, dull ground, rare snow. Cold but not terrible. This scene in the Japanese garden, however, is a lot more attractive than the usual humdrum urban/suburban landscape.
As I got up Saturday morning it was 3 F / -16 C. The oracles say that we are in for bitter cold temperatures and a fair amount of snow Sunday and Monday. We'll see, as 45 liked to say.