Back to Winter

Snow day

Snow day

Nearly all of our snow had melted and recently, some days really felt like Spring, but in March in New England, Nature can give us surprises. Seven inches of heavy, wet snow!

My spouse tackled the job readily, bless him!

With the temperature slated to reach well above freezing today, I expect this won’t last too long. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy this last gift of winter.

(Click on any photo to embiggen to see details.)

 

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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92 Responses to Back to Winter

  1. Funny how it does feel like a gift! But we are New Englanders, after all. πŸ˜‰

  2. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

  3. Abirbhav says:

    What more to ask for than waking up to a reign of Ice on a daily basis? β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜
    So beautiful.. ☺️ Thank you Madam for sharing..!!

  4. Treah Pichette says:

    It is beautiful as well as heartbreaking! But having lived all our lives during New England Marches, we know it usually happens, & it’s always gone within a week. Nature provides consistency which is reliably comforting & which we need especially now.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Half of it is already gone, so its easy not to mind that much snow (esp.since B took care of the driveway πŸ˜‰ ). I’m happy for the beautiful distraction. πŸ™‚

  5. Mike Powell says:

    I was hoping we too would get a little bit of snow, but all we had yesterday was cold rain. As things stand now, here in Northern Virginia we have had a grand total of six-tenth of an inch of snow this season. Of course, seven inches would have paralyzed our area, but so many people are already working from home and kids are out of school, so it would have been a relatively pleasant distraction. Nice job, Eliza, in capturing the snow-covered branches and the snow-blower in action.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Mike. I expect the families here with little kids welcomed the distraction of snow games to burn up some of the kids’ excess energy. Sticky and wet, its perfect for snow scultpture and snowball fights. πŸ™‚

  6. Maria says:

    You got great images, a great sequence of all that happened. I hope it’s the last one before spring, but only Nature knows. Your wintery landscapes are aways beautiful!

  7. Jewels says:

    Beautiful, Eliza! We had a little bit of snow the other day here too. It really is so lovely and refreshing – even when we’re all ready for springtime. πŸ™‚

  8. Alice says:

    Yikes! You got that much!? We had huge snowflakes, everything has melted, already. It’ll be in the low 50’s today. The snow does look pretty. Did you snowshoe?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      The eastern edge went right over us, mostly snow rather than rain. Could have been worse! No snowshoes, not really that deep and we’d already put them away anyway. πŸ™‚

  9. Oh my! Lovely scenes there, what a surprise!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Pete, we got more than we expected. It has hardlly snowed this winter, other than our early Dec. 18″ storm, this has been our second largest. Bookend storms!

  10. derrycats says:

    Very pretty to look at, but I’m fine if all of that stays east of us!!

  11. Beautiful! Looks like Christmas. 😊 Enjoyed the inch or two that we got and now it is gone.

  12. Nathi says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  13. I love to see snow pictures. We are unseasonable warm with temps to the 90’s.

  14. Jim R says:

    Whoa! Impressive.

  15. My condolences. I like snow, but not in March. We had a pretty snowless winter and I’d be quite discouraged if we got one this late in the season, even if that is the personality of March. I know you true Northerners cope with these things better than me. It really hasn’t felt like spring here yet, and instead of snow, we’ve just had tons of rain and flooding. So, I guess it’s a toss up either way you look at it. Fortunately, this time of year, snow doesn’t last long, but 7 inches is a lot.

  16. Kris Peterson says:

    It’s pretty – and of course if that happened here it’d be cause for great excitement of the positive kind. I hope you do indeed get a prompt melt and that your Spring show reopens soon!

  17. sandyjwhite says:

    Snow has lingered in parts of NE this March, too. But, as you say, it just doesn’t last that long, this time of year.

  18. naturebackin says:

    Gosh it is beautiful, even when you are longing for spring. Keep warm!

  19. Karen Lang says:

    Did the snow ⛄️ kill the virus ha?! Looks beautiful Eliza β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ

  20. Indeed, β€œgift of winter”! Beautiful πŸ•ŠπŸ’•

  21. Lovely photos, Eliza! Snow in March is the one constant, in these uncertain times. 😏

  22. Adele Brand says:

    Oh wow! That’s more than we got all winter over here! But, I’m sure the spring will win in the end.

  23. M.B. Henry says:

    Wow seven inches! Beautiful pictures though πŸ™‚

  24. bittster says:

    Well it does look pretty, even if it’s not what I was hoping to see this week πŸ™‚
    I think I cleared the driveway once this winter, and it was more out of boredom than a real need to clear the way. I wonder what the summer will bring!

  25. It looks beautiful Eliza, enjoy the snow while it’s here πŸ’– xxx

  26. Lovely images. We had snow as well but it is almost all gone already. Hope you are keeping safe & healthy in this pandemic time… (Suzanne)

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Suzanne. This time of year the snow goes fast.
      Re: quarantine: Doing as well as we can. Hope you both are staying healthy.

      • Glad you are staying well Eliza. We are keeping healthy and following all of the recommendations of our government. We actually came back last week two weeks early from our 2-month winter travel and we were among the lucky ones who were able to get back easily without having to pay huge amount of money. We hope to start posting soon on our recent travel. Stay well.

  27. tippysmom2 says:

    Beautiful pictures! We didn’t really get any snow this year and I miss it. Thanks for sharing.

  28. So very beautiful, Eliza!

  29. arlingwoman says:

    Now that’s a March storm! But it does feel like a gift–or it would if I were there. When it snows this late, you know it won’t be there long.

  30. Ditto here, and we have quite a few branches down. Oh well, what else will I have to do once the snow melts. πŸ™‚

  31. ladyfi says:

    What a lovely gift!

  32. Ah yes, suddenly I go into my wardrobe to get me a sweater

  33. How fortunate to have a last encounter with snow. I hope you got out in it.

  34. If it is our last of the season then it was lovely while it lasted.Enough days have passed that it is now old news but there are still a few small remnants where it had been piled by plow or shovel. I had almost put the snowblower away. Maybe it’ll stay in the garage for another week or two. April can have a surprise or two waiting for us.

  35. Cathy says:

    It certainly is pretty Eliza. But letβ€˜s hope Spring can get a hold now this last storm has passed. πŸŒ·β˜€οΈπŸŒ·

  36. Yep. Spring in Ontario can be like that too. Hope it’s starting to thaw now.

  37. I’m glad to hear that snow is gone now. πŸ™‚

  38. So pretty when everything gets coated … even in the spring!

  39. We had a brief visit from winter too, but not nearly as much as you!

  40. I wish we had had more snow so I could have taken more photos. Dont get too cold.

  41. Laura Denise says:

    Love it! Miss it! So beautiful. πŸ˜β„οΈ

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