Spring snow photos

 
 
  • Snow and ice are not what you would normally expect to see clinging to a fence in early spring. Winter conditions are still hanging on though as seen with this snowy fence in Arlington Heights Monday morning.

    Snow and ice are not what you would normally expect to see clinging to a fence in early spring. Winter conditions are still hanging on though as seen with this snowy fence in Arlington Heights Monday morning. Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

  • An elk at the Busse Forest Elk Pasture in Elk Grove Village finds a section of grass to nibble on Monday morning that has not been covered with a fresh coat of snow.

    An elk at the Busse Forest Elk Pasture in Elk Grove Village finds a section of grass to nibble on Monday morning that has not been covered with a fresh coat of snow. Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

  • Easter eggs keep fresh with a dusting of snow Monday in Arlington Heights.

    Easter eggs keep fresh with a dusting of snow Monday in Arlington Heights. Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Scillia flowers, less than two inches tall, poke trough the snow in Arlington Heights. Arlington Heights was spared much of the snow that blanketed other parts of the region.

    Scillia flowers, less than two inches tall, poke trough the snow in Arlington Heights. Arlington Heights was spared much of the snow that blanketed other parts of the region. Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • A robin puffs up its feathers to fend off the cold and finds a peacful perch near the snow-covered Mundelein Park District's Regent Center Monday morning.

    A robin puffs up its feathers to fend off the cold and finds a peacful perch near the snow-covered Mundelein Park District's Regent Center Monday morning. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Fresh snow coated tree branches and lawns but left the pavement dry for motorists and walkers Monday in Arlington Heights.

    Fresh snow coated tree branches and lawns but left the pavement dry for motorists and walkers Monday in Arlington Heights. Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Animal tracks dot a blanket of snow in a West Dundee field Monday morning. With temperatures climbing above the freezing mark and sunshine beating down on the Chicago area, the new snow likely won't last long.

    Animal tracks dot a blanket of snow in a West Dundee field Monday morning. With temperatures climbing above the freezing mark and sunshine beating down on the Chicago area, the new snow likely won't last long. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • An early April snow blankets trees in the Rutland Forest Preserve south of Huntley.

    An early April snow blankets trees in the Rutland Forest Preserve south of Huntley. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • An early April snow put any outdoor barbecue plans on hold again in spots like this one at the Rutland Forest Preserve. Thankfully the snow shouldn't last long today with temperatures above freezing and sunshine to melt it quickly.

    An early April snow put any outdoor barbecue plans on hold again in spots like this one at the Rutland Forest Preserve. Thankfully the snow shouldn't last long today with temperatures above freezing and sunshine to melt it quickly. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Spring will just have to wait. Monday's snow covers boats at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton.

    Spring will just have to wait. Monday's snow covers boats at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton. Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • A horse grazes in the new snow at the Danada Horse Equestrian Center in Wheaton Monday morning.

    A horse grazes in the new snow at the Danada Horse Equestrian Center in Wheaton Monday morning. Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Snow on a tree at the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve Monday morning in Wheaton.

    Snow on a tree at the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve Monday morning in Wheaton. Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

Published: 4/6/200 12:55 PM