Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Snapshots

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce @ AT Home With Books.
Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online.

These weeks photo are of the cruel joke mother nature played on us last weekend. The year that Halloween and Trick or Treating were cancelled due to the weather, and the risk of more fallen limbs.

One the surface it looks pretty - right?
Pretty from inside looking out
(before we lost power)
(this tree was spared)
( many trees were not so lucky)

Things are pretty much back to normal for us (except regular phone), but others are still waiting for power. Hope this isn't a preview of what our winter will be like.

44 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I love the snow, but I don't like the damage it can cause. So sorry for how the storm affected you and your family.

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  2. The frost on that window is amazing! It looks like it was sketched right on the glass.

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  3. You're right. The scenery is gorgeous; living with the results, not so much. Here's My Saturday Snapshot

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  4. Wow, is that last tree an evergreen? Surprising it couldn't take the snow. My daughter is in Maine. They had a few inches of snow and then rain - kept their power though. Hope yours is 100% back soon.

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  5. Yes, the shots are beautiful...and Nature does have a way of showing us beauty while wreaking chaos.

    Thanks for sharing! Hope this weekend's better.

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT and
    MY WEBSITE

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  6. Ah, I'm so glad to have you back. The picture through the window is a winner; looks like a Christmas card, doesn't it? I feel so badly about all the trees that were damaged with the wet snow. I was thinking we had a heavy snow early last year and then nothing for several months - like March maybe? But then my memory is not reliable anymore.

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  7. Oh, this bothers me that some of the trees were lost! I think snow is amazing and beautiful, but it looks like you guys just had too much of it, and that nature wasn't ready for it at this time.Very heavy heart here knowing that so many were out of power for so long, and that trees were lost.

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  8. The snowfall you all got was amazing (and so early). I just cannot imagine as we never get snow. The photos are absolutely beautiful!

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  9. All we can do is move forward, right? Good luck with any clean up you might have.

    We have company coming to town tomorrow, it's sad that this will be her first visit to the house/area....

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, find some time to relax.

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  10. We went through the same thing here. The kids were so excited and it was fun until we lost power. I kept thinking it was going to be back soon, four days later we finally had it. How long were you without power?

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  11. Winter is hitting early, which is scary. I'm glad things have returned somewhat back to normal for you, Diane! Stay warm!

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  12. Yes, snow is pretty, and I especially like that first photo.
    We saw that firsthand what damage can be done by wind when a tornado went through our parents' neighbourhood many years ago.

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  13. I'm still stunned at the idea of snow so early! I'm just enjoying the nip to our air after 100+ temps all summer...but I'm NOT ready for the white stuff!

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  14. Pretty but crippling! I hope this winter will be milder than the last two.

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  15. Seems my CT friends had the longest wait for power; maybe NJ, too. We were spared in southcoast MA.

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  16. Snow always looks better through a window, I think. :)

    My Snapshot is here.

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  17. Hopefully this was the one bad storm for the season. It was painful to see all the damage to trees and homes, etc. not to mention people injured and those without power.

    All the municipalities around my house are gearing up for another big one this winter. I hope they are wrong.

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  18. You are right, it looks lovely from the inside looking out, but life is certainly affected, and I agree, hope this is not a foreshadowing.

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  19. It always amazes me what havoc a snowstorm leaves behind. We had one of the mildest ends to October in a long time. Sorry about yours.

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  20. But the photographs are beautiful, you have to admit.

    If you have time, go to The Oliva Reader via my blog to see my guest post there. Spangle has been having some great posts in her series, 'Chapters in My Life'each Saturday.

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  21. BeautifuL! Even that last shot, sad as it is, manages to stun visually.

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  22. what a crazy weekend it was! Luckily in the city our power lines are all underground so we didn't have any issues with power but many of the suburbs did. Glad you are back!

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  23. Even with the destructiveness it is still very pretty!

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  24. Wow. Amazingly beautiful even if it was a freaky storm. instead of "global warming" we should call it "global weirding"

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  25. your photos are beautiful even if a snowfall like that in October is beyond freaky!

    I also hope it isn't an indication of what is yet to come!

    Have a great weekend!

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  26. So sorry for the lost tree. I hope this is not what your winter will be like all year!

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  27. Love snow photos, these area great, but I do hope we won't be seeing any for a while :)

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  28. That's crazy that that tree split down the middle. Not to mention a snowstorm of that magnitude in October is also crazy!

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  29. The window view is lovely! It's a shame that something so pretty can cause so much damage.

    Here's my Snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/11/saturday-snapshot-november-5.html

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  30. Wow, that is quite a lot of snow.
    We, who had snow around this time last year have had a week with nice weather and balmy temperatures up to 60F, almost unheard of around here.
    Well, that's weather for you... :-)

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  31. How long did it take to shovel the driveway?

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  32. Wow! That just missed us, we got a dusting but we were prepared in case it got us. Poor Halloween! But it makes for pretty pictures =)

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  33. That is alot of snow-it is so pretty yet it can create quite the turmoil.

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  34. We've had two Halloweens in the past twenty years that had to be cancelled. Once it was entirely an ice storm which was bad enough. The next time was a storm like the one you got. With all of the leaves still on the trees, storms this early really do take a toll. Hope things are getting cleaned up and back to normal for you.

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  35. That's some cruel joke alright. The snow and photos are beautiful, though. I hope things return to normal for the whole area soon. Take care.

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  36. Fantastic pics of the beauty and the calamity of heavy snows. Enjoyed looking at your book selections.

    :)

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  37. I guess this was Mother Nature's "trick" for Halloween. Not the kind of snapshots you want to be taking in October.

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  38. Whoa! That is some snowstorm! Thanks for posting the pics.

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  39. Those are gorgeous photos....the part of love about snow is the beautiful senes before it's been disturbed by anyone. The photo looking out your window is just beautiful!

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  40. The weather can be so crazy. I'm so sad about the lost trees!!! I'm glad that it's over and hopefully you won't be affected by snow again for quite some time!!!!

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  41. The "spared" tree looks so pretty with the snow and the changing leaves!

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  42. Waaaaay too early for that stuff!

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