IMG_3356 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.

IMG_3361 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.IMG_3377Technically, 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.”

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47 Responses to Snowy

  1. Sharon K. says:

    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.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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!

  2. Truly beautiful winding road. Trees look fantastic, although I know looks are deceiving. Glad you’re going to warm up a bit. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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. 🙂

  3. March Picker says:

    Such lovely photos, Eliza — making me feel like I am right there. brrrrr

  4. maureenc says:

    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… want to swap??

  5. So beautiful! It all looks surreal. 🙂

  6. Sophie says:

    Wow very beautiful!!!! From my boiling hot Thai balcony it feels hard to comprehend!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Lots of love Sophie xx

  7. Sue Vincent says:

    I love seeing the world in white… but preferably from a distance 🙂

  8. 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.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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!

  9. Jewels says:

    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…

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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!

  10. 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!

  11. LadyPinkRose says:

    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

  12. margber says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Eliza.

  13. dorannrule says:

    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.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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!

  14. mk says:

    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.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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! 😉

  15. ladyfi says:

    OH, How I wish we had your lovely weather. Gorgeous shots.

  16. Heather says:

    Hopefully power is restored, and not too many trees were severely damaged. It really is pretty, isn’t it? I love that last photo!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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!

  17. Robbie says:

    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!

  18. Those are great photos, Eliza. The first one is especially awesome.

    Nice job! 🙂

  19. ladyfi says:

    Wow – stunning shots.

  20. Joanne says:

    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.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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.

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