The setting sun illuminates a snowy landscape a day after the latest storm dumped a foot of sticky, wet snow on much of the Northeast. Two days later, because it is still below freezing, many trees still look like this.
The roads through the woods were arches of white, protective and mysterious, leaning in overhead. Many trees, unable to bear the weight, broke and brought down electrical wires. While we lost power several times for a total of twelve hours, thousands of homes are yet to be restored.Technically, it is still autumn, but it sure feels like winter! They are predicting low temperatures tonight of 4 degrees F (-15 C), more like January than November. On Sunday, a warming trend is due to come through to alter the landscape once again. To quote Mark Twain, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.”
Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! It’s beautiful :).
I’m sorry you lost power and I hope it’s restored to everyone soon.
But it sure is gorgeous.
Our inch or so melted today….you’ll get some warmth soon I hope.
Beautiful images, Eliza.
Thanks, Sharon. It IS so beautiful. While cleaning up the yard of fallen branches today, I’d stop and just stare at the trees lined in white. Then the breeze would send a sparkly shower of snow dust around and down, magical!
Truly beautiful winding road. Trees look fantastic, although I know looks are deceiving. Glad you’re going to warm up a bit. 🙂
I want the trees to shed that snow, too many are breaking under the weight – broken tops and some completely toppled over – poor trees!
Then there’s the Nat’l Grid guys, out there 24/7 repairing the damage in this frigid cold. They could could use a break in the weather. Thanks for stopping by G. 🙂
Such lovely photos, Eliza — making me feel like I am right there. brrrrr
Thank you for your comment. It is definitely feeling intensely cold!
It all looks so BEAUTIFUL………but not such fun to live with I guess. Like you I was without power for a while on Thursday because we had a super cell thunderstorm with golf ball sized hail that caused a fair amount of damage in greater Brisbane (Qld) Now we have heat and high humidity…..you want to swap??
Golf ball hail – yikes! Hope no one was hurt. Heat and humidity – no thanks. However, a little heat might be nice… 😉
So beautiful! It all looks surreal. 🙂
Thanks, Ana, Rest assured, it is very real! 😉
Wow very beautiful!!!! From my boiling hot Thai balcony it feels hard to comprehend!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Lots of love Sophie xx
Thanks, Sophie, send a little of that heat our way! 😉
I love seeing the world in white… but preferably from a distance 🙂
Ha! I know what you mean!
Gorgeous, gorgeous images which feel so much more like Christmas, don’t they? I like Thanksgiving better in shades of brown, russet, and gray. I hope the power outage didn’t affect any Thanksgiving meal preparations, Eliza.
We ate a friend’s in VT, but my brother’s wife had to cook the turkey on the grill outside and the rest on the wood stove. Just like the old days! Luckily, she teaches colonial cooking at Old Deerfield, so it was like water off a duck’s back!
Well, I guess if anybody can survive no electricity, it would be your sister-in-law. I bet that grilled turkey was good.
I adore when the snow sticks to the tree branches like that! So very beautiful! ❤ Funny, I've heard a similar quote in relation to Minnesota weather too! 😀
Stay warm over there, Eliza…
Many inclement places have adapted the original Twain quote (he lived in CT, about an hour from here). It fits many places.
Thanks, Julie. Hope its not too cold in MN!
I always love it when the trees are covered in frost. It is so beautiful. I think it is the trade off for those temperatures that make us shiver!
It is definitely the reward for dealing with winter!
These images are stunning, glorious, just amazing, Eliza!!! I know how beautiful snow can be but also how dangerous. You captured stunning beauty! Thank you. Love, Amy
I like the beauty part best ;-D Thanks, Amy!
You are welcome, Eliza. Let’s hope this winter just gives us beauty and not disaster. Love, Amy
No, you’ve had enough disaster, I’d say. Hope you’ve recovered.
Absolutely beautiful, Eliza.
Thank you kindly!
How beautiful and serene it all looks Eliza, though I know the trouble heavy snow can cause. We were lucky here with about 3 inches that melted during Thanksgiving Day.
Thanks, Dor. I would have preferred your weather! After 4 days, the snow finally melted off most of the trees today, but we had to go around lifting the shrubbery out and shaking it off. There was some breakage of course, but nothing too terrible. The trails had to be trimmed back with my spouse using the chainsaw on the bigger tree falls. Wet and bedraggled, we managed to get the bulk of it done!
The roadway is so very beautiful, but the trials that accompany such weather seem quite dangerous. I hope you stayed put in VT until it was safe to travel.
Actually this was taken when we were almost back home and the roads were better due to melting. The worst part was going up, the roads were packed snow/ice and places were like washboards. The things we do to get a free meal! 😉
Perhaps not so free after all, but to have a meal with loved ones … PRICELESS.
OH, How I wish we had your lovely weather. Gorgeous shots.
Thanks, Fi. Are you close to the coast? I would think Sweden would be snowy by now.
Hopefully power is restored, and not too many trees were severely damaged. It really is pretty, isn’t it? I love that last photo!
Thanks, Heather. Yes, power is back, yay! We had a lot of branches down, mostly on the trails, but not too bad. I’m grateful to the person who invented the chainsaw!
A winter wonderland a month early-lovely shots of a magical snow—I am hoping this early winter means an early spring:-) Not late like last year, but it sure is pretty to look at.
I love Mark Twain-great quote!
Those are great photos, Eliza. The first one is especially awesome.
Nice job! 🙂
Wow – stunning shots.
Thanks very much, Fi. 🙂
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It’s such a shame that something as beautiful as snow looks in photos, weighing down the branches of trees and covering the ground in a blanket of whiteness, can cause so much trouble. Take care, Eliza.
I’m often torn between the ‘responsible adult’ and the thrilled ‘inner child.’ Not all storms are bad, so I get to enjoy most of them all cozy next to the fire. Walking in the woods in the dimmed light and silence during a snowstorm is sublime. Beauty and peace abound.