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New England Snowstorm, in Photos

January 7th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Having spent the better part of the last few days cooped up indoors, I've been getting a little stir crazy. This morning, it began to snow. They're calling for about 5 or 6 inches this time. It looks so lovely I decided to venture outdoors to capture my yard coated in white.

Come join me....


Many generations of bluebirds and house wrens have raised their families here. I have 2 in the yard. Sometimes I get two nestings in a single season.


Here's another rustic birdhouse. It's only shortcoming is that it's nailed together and there's no easy way to clean it out at the end of a season. Still, I noticed wrens nesting in it this past summer;they must've done the house-cleaning themselves.


This is a burning bush, I'm afraid, a species that's considered invasive here in the northeast, but it's so picturesque it's allowed to stay. I drastically cut it back last spring so I could view the 4 conifers behind it, but you'd hardly know it.


I see a fence repair in the spring. Truth be told, I'm not sure at this point what to do about it. Should I replace it with maintenance-free vinyl fencing?


I love the twisted growth pattern of this Japanese black pine. I planted it when it was just a wee two-foot seedling 15 years ago; now it's 15 feet high. I didn't think it would ever amount to much, if it even survived heavy deer browsing, but I'm quite happy it did.


This is the view looking up the Japanese black pine.


Well, this is not a view of much, just the fenceline out in back. I'm standing under a giant hemlock tree; the big trunk on the left is a huge sugar maple.

I've shared a lot of other views of my yard in the past, and didn't want to repeat what would be essentially the same images, so I'm tromping to the far corners of the yard in search of something new!


The solar lamps don little white snowcaps.


This large rhododendron has a wind-swept look, doesn't it? I love that look, but it's not caused by winds, rather by deer browsing. You can count on most anything planted that deer like to eat will not have any foliage up the three feet off the ground.

It's very pretty out there. When it stops snowing, I'll be out there with a shovel.

11 Responses to “New England Snowstorm, in Photos”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    beautiful pictures! It is supposed to snow here all weekend too.

  2. momcents Says:

    Boy, what a beautiful winter white wonderland! I'd like to be there right now. Our snow has melted leaving vast patches of dead brown grass. I wish it would snow or move to Spring! Thanks for sharing!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Very nice! I actually like the picture with the falling fence. We only have an inch fall today which is just enough to remind me it is winter. Smile

  4. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I love snow pictures! They are so pretty! Too bad it causes so much havoc where I live!

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    Your yard is so beautiful. Snow is so exotic to me, I have to drive a few hours east in order to see any.

    Thank you for sharing!

  6. sheree0123 Says:

    I am in Westfield, MA. Where are you in New England? Great pictures.

  7. patientsaver Says:

    Sheree, I live in southwestern Connecticut.

  8. sheree0123 Says:

    Well I guess that makes us neighbors! Again, great pictures!

  9. baselle Says:

    Love the pictures, and I've been noticing that they are sticking around on the blog entries more than a day or two. Has the photo bug been fixed? Smile

  10. patientsaver Says:

    Yes, I guess Nate and Jeff fixed that. Entries that were posted prior to a certain date, though, can't be fixed unless you manually go in and redo the photo insertions.

  11. Looking Forward Says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing Smile

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