LAST WINTER

Winter is on its way. We’ve been warned. A couple of little snows. Just a few inches and now it has melted, so we are back to mud. But that’s because it warmed up and rained last night.

72-February Snow OO_4

In a few weeks, it will stop warming up. All precipitation will be snow or sleet (I hate sleet).

72-February Snow OO_1

Last winter was horrendous. It was bitterly cold and never warmed up enough to melt off. It would melt a little bit, then immediately freeze again until our driveway was a glacier from which we could not escape.

72-February Snow OO_2

Yet. It was beautiful. Snow is beautiful. Living in this valley, when the snow cover turns the world shiny and white looks like a painting, a Currier and Ives illustration. Even the most hardened winter hater can’t help but be awestruck.

72-February Snow OO_3

A few pictures from last winter … antique-style to add just a hint of unreality. I’m down with winter’s unreality, by the way. If only I could stay unreal until spring …



Categories: Blackstone Valley, Nature, Photography, Weather, Winter

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10 replies

  1. Simply gorgeous! For us who live away from the daily sight of snow it’s a lovely gift you send our way through your superb photos.

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  2. Beautiful photos. The first snow is always the best. But it is overrated. πŸ˜€

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  3. I love looking at new-fallen snow, with all those glittering diamond-crystals – that is, so long as I’m looking at it from INSIDE my house with no intentions of going OUTSIDE my house any time soon. And I really, really hate the mud that comes after the 6 feet of snow melts.

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  4. It can be so beautiful- until it piles up to 22 inches and never melts for months…that old double edged sword πŸ™‚

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  5. Oh, that’s beautiful, but I can imagine losing my mind if it went on too long

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