This has been the view from my office during the four nor’easters we have had so far in March. The first one was the worst for us, because we lost power. The second brought about a foot of snow. The third and fourth brought varying degrees of snow, wind, ice, rain and annoyance.
Here are my first crocuses, the day before one of the storms – I can’t remember which.
The first storm was very windy. This large pine came down across the road, inches from my husband’s car as he was driving home. Those are his car’s headlights in the photo, after he quickly reversed. It really was quite scary, because we weren’t sure if more trees were going to fall.
Dog-owners have to venture outside, no matter what. This was the scene that greeted me on one outing. It was during that brief period when the plows were waiting before clearing the roads, and everything was still white. When I was a kid back in Quebec, we’d all be out playing in this until our mothers yelled at us to come inside.
With her thick double coat, my dog really enjoyed just lying in the snow, wearing a blissful expression.
I made sure to get out the next morning as the sun was coming up. I knew the light would be optimal, and it was.
All that snow has melted, of course. It’s amazing how quickly weather can transform the landscape.