Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Wonderland Provides A Magical Sight


More and more, I believe there is a lot of legitimacy pertaining to global warming.

Here in New England, we had a big snowstorm in October,  even before Halloween.  That was kind of weird. 



Then, we had a non-white Christmas and almost no snow accumulation throughout December. That is VERY uncharacteristic of the New England from my childhood memories.

So finally, when we got a storm last Friday, it was almost a relief. 

As I write this, more snow is falling and the weatherpeople predict another storm for today, another Friday.  So now it really does feel like winter.

As hardy New Englanders, we swing into action after the weatherman predicts a storm.
My hubs prepares the wood inside the fireplace so it's ready-to-go with the flick of a match.

A big pot of spicy curry, stew, or soup to keep our tummies warm often bubbles on the stove and fills the house with luscious fragrance.


                                        (Check out the big icicle hanging from the back porch!)

The flannel sheets are on the bed, the cat is safe and sound inside the house, and we just about say, "Okay, storm, let her rip.



Last week when we looked at the trees after the snowstorm, they resembled something out of a dream. Branches shimmered with thick diamond-studded frosting and the brilliant sun made everything magical.



I stood on our front porch, staring at the immense beauty, as I've done hundreds of times in my lifetime.

The aftermath of a New England snowstorm never ceases to amaze me with its intense beauty.




Granted, most shoveling of the white stuff falls to the males around our house while I stay nice and toasty warm inside. Not fair, huh?  True, very true, but when it comes to snow shoveling, it's the one time I don't mind being sexist. 

DO YOU HAVE WINTER SNOW STORMS WHERE YOU LIVE? IF YES, HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR THEM?

14 comments:

BECKY said...

Hi Susan! I just love all your beautiful photos, and especially these. Snow, trees, sunshine, etc. Ahhhh, REAL BEAUTY! I never get tired of looking at it, either. We've had a very warm winter so far, which is more "normal" than we've had the past few winters. We still have cold and windy days, but no snow. You described it all so cozy....I'd love to be there with you, enjoying the scenery and having coffee or tea!

middle child said...

Winter storm due tomorrow. It's 2 degrees out right now. I prepared by washing my flannel pants so I'd have something cozy to wear.

LDH said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love the snow! This year is so unusual1 Two winters ago we had 78+ inches, last year 58+ and this year one tiny snow in October. I will just have to enjoy your snow :)

Linda O'Connell said...

I love to shovel snow! Used to shovel all my neighbors' sidewalks when I was a young mom. I'd start in front of my house and go all the way up and down the block. Now hubby has a snow blower. Shoveling would not be wise for us at this age. Stay warm and enjoy Mother Nature's beauty.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Susan, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my post. Your snow pics are so pretty. It looks like you live on a beautiful street of older homes. I like that. It's snowing here this morning and is supposed to all day. Guess I'll stay in and do some housework. Have a super weekend! Blessings, Pamela

nannykim said...

Oh, I come from New England but now live in SC. I haven't lived up there for over 30 years! My sister and her kids all live up there. We get snow here every once in a while! I miss the quiet that comes when the snow blankets the earth. I miss hearing the snowplows run down the road. I miss the white wonderland. I miss cross country skiing. BUT I love the warm days of the South and the ability to enjoy the outdoors year round (gets a bit hot in summer, but I am used to it...I think!).

T's Daily Treasures said...

Gorgeous images. We are waiting for the wind storm they say is coming. Supposedly up to 70 kph (kilometer) winds. Never know what we will wake up to tomorrow. Hope your Friday is fab. Tammy

Kathy said...

We rarely get snow here and prepare ahead - our roads are too hilly to navigate AND the road trucks don't come through right away because we're in a rural area -
I believe the weather has cycles - whether 10 year, 100 year or 1,000 years - I do believe God is completely in control and has a plan...
-
Curry and stew sound marvelous - would be great to set up a couple crock pots to cover the weekend! Thanks for the inspiration! And, thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday!
God Bless,
Kathy

Chatty Crone said...

The pictures of it look like it is so white and crisp. So pretty.

And remember - today is Friday - no work this weekend - you can stay in and rest!

Love,sandie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A snow storm here in the south is rare but does happen. We all freak out of course... :) I love to just stay in and look at the beauty outside. Warm with good comfort food and a book. Stay warm and safe. hugs, Linda

Eva Ason said...

I love your snowy pictures :) a perfect day to stay inside and chillax. Here in Ireland we haven't had any snow storm this winter [yet] last winter was disastrous - snow and ice everywhere. I like snow and cold weather though. Have a lovely weekend! Hugs x

Kit said...

We had two days of snow this week. School closed and our road is still not plowed. But I have been having fun and snow blowing, cooking warm meals and being cozy. I must have 2 feet of snow in my yard. But it is sooo pretty. Love your photos! Kit

Bookie said...

Beautiful pictures...we still wait for that kind of winter here...all in due time I suppose. Enjoy the snow and winter scens....

Rebecca said...

We're getting "ours" this evening! Your pictures are just gorgeous, Susan!

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