More Snow Photos

October 29, 2008

winter

I looked out my window at 7:30 this morning and was surprised to see more snow. I thought yesterday’s snowfall was a fluke, and all the stuff would be gone by today. Nope.

Arbor Snow

My beautiful purple mums that survived the hard frost last week have now bit the dust officially. Can you see their purple blooms beneath the snow?

Snow Mums

It’s unusual to see leaves still on the trees yet.

Tree and Snow

I hope you are not tired of snow photos yet. I’m not! I actually like this season and, if it was warm enough for comfort, would be happy to sit outside and enjoy it around me. We’ve got about 2-3 inches so far in town, and it just keeps coming! In higher elevations, they have several inches.

Yesterday’s storm, unbeknowst to me until I checked the forecast this morning, was a nor’easter, those Northeast equivalents to hurricanes. Nor’easters are swirling air currents which scoop up moisture from the Atlantic in a counter-clockwise motion; if we are also getting cold temperatures streaming in from Canada, we get the moisture in the form of blizzards. This nor’easter has run it’s course, but it kick-started another quirky Northeastern weather condition we call “lake effect,” which is streams of bursts of heavy snow coming from the two Great Lakes east of us (Ontario and Erie). Might be sunny one minute and white-out conditions the next. I live in the Mohawk Valley, the lowest geographic area of the state, so we are more protected from the storms; when I lived by Oneida Lake, we’d easily get 5 feet of snow in a day with one of these storms.

The fire siren went off regularly yesterday, at least four times for my small town of 1,500 people. Lots of accidents, two of them severe that I heard of. 🙁 I wish people would not drive, or drive very slowly in these conditions. Upstate New Yorkers are some of the best winter drivers, I think, but the first few snowfalls are always rough on unprepared roads.

So we’re home today, cuddled in our blankets. Manhattan Clam Chowder is simmering in the crockpot, and the soothing hum of the laundry dryer fills the background. I hope you are having a blessed day, with or without snow!

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16 Responses to “More Snow Photos”

  1. Kim Says:

    Pretty photos! I love your last paragraph. I can’t remember the last time we were all cuddled up in blankets, etc. Sort of makes me want to be snowed in!

  2. Mizé Says:

    Hi.
    I really like snow, but in pictures, as I hate cold weather. Here in Algarve doesn´t snow. In Portugal snows in center and north regions, specially in “Serra da Estrela”, the highest mountain in my country.
    My daughter asked me to go there to see and play with snow, but it´s so cold in that region…the only way is going there in Spring, before the snow melts.
    Cheers.

  3. haleyhughes Says:

    Some lovely snow photos. They’re so different from the types of photos you get in the dead of winter because there are actual colors peaking out from the snow.

    Like Kim said, I like the vision you paint in the last paragraph. Some clam chowder and the family cuddled together in blankets sounds very nice right now.

  4. Lynne Says:

    Sounds like the perfect way to spend a snowy, cold day. It’s supposed to be 75 here in N. Texas today! Our leaves are still green and it is sometimes difficult to remember it’s not Spring!

  5. Lisa Says:

    Wow, it was snowing here too… I live in Dutchess County and it snowed for about 5 minutes and then the sun came out.. Weird… I love the pics but I am not looking forward to WINTER…. 🙁

  6. lala Says:

    Oh my goodness, says the girl living in snow-free central Florida. They’re saying it will be an unusually harsh winter for every one this year. Bundle up!

  7. My Bug Life Says:

    It’s great that you have snow! Over here…blistering heat. Hope the rain comes back 🙂

  8. frogmama Says:

    I was going to say I am shocked to see snow in Oct but then I remembered when I lived in Ithaca and we got snow on Halloween. Eeek.

  9. corline Says:

    Love the snow pictures and the idea of snuggling in warm blankets , having chowder, sounds marvelous. This are the times and moments to enjoy; the children grow up far too quickly.

  10. Ana Says:

    O M G !
    I men okay, the pictures look nice, but if I imagine we will have the same here soon… brrrrr! No! I don’t want winter. I have to find the weather man and have a talk with him!

  11. Cindi @ Mama Mentor Says:

    Must be so pretty now in fall ~ snow so early in the season. I’ll have to check with my brother in Rochester ~ reminds me fondly of my trip to Keuka in May.

  12. anajz Says:

    How lovely! I am soooo envious. I think we are in for an interesting winter here in Kansas. We have already had one forecast of snow (that we actually did not receive in our area), which seems very early us. When I first moved here, I kept telling people how much I was looking forward to the snow…and I was told…be careful for what you wish. Seems that the year before it began snowing Halloween night and did not stop until after Thanksgiving. My thoughts were and STILL ARE….yeeeehaw!

  13. Ellen Says:

    I love your snow photos so…..keep posting them!!!Since we rarely get snow here in Dallas and rarely get cold weather, seeing your photos gives me hope that maybe snow is coming soon for us. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  14. carol at A Second Cup Says:

    I like snow pictures when they are taken from somewhere that is not here. I went to college in Buffalo. I’ve had enough snow for my life time. However it is very pretty to look at. Thanks for sharing.

  15. chilly Says:

    Thanks for sharing the photos. They are cool to see and wish that snow was here. 🙂

  16. Lucero Says:

    The snow is beautiful, but that means it will be here in Ohio before we know it :(. It was an incredible day today though, 70 and sunny. Very strange for the beginning of November, but I’m not complaining. I could go for at least a few more weeks of that kind of weather. 🙂