Whether We Will Weather the Wild Weather

Robbo says we in New England live at the end of a weather funnel.  Weather from the southern US and from the west converges on our region, like water going down a drain. At the Montshire Museum in Norwich Vermont I saw a map with the tracks of countless storms over a century, and it really is true–the Exit sign is over New England and they all leave their trash at the door.

The moist summer nourished my garden.  Then Irene took our bridge. This week we got our first dusting of snow, very early, and last night our first winter storm!

Dahlias and morning glory trellis

View across my cottage garden--dahlias and morning glories on the trellis

Gap across the river

The Bartonsville covered bridge is gone.

maple leaf with dusting

We don't usually get snow until we have shut off the color and moved to black and white.

beeches and snow

The oaks and beeches are in full color for our first snow fly.

night shot storm

In preparation for the storm I put my garden to bed--dug up dahlias and took down the trellis.

Morning after Oct storm

The day after the storm. Just yesterday it was autumn!

About lettersfromheartscontent

Mother of six, wife to a forester and educator, former homeschool teacher and tutor with Classical Conversations. Now retired from teaching music at a small Christian school. In my retirement I am quilting, decluttering, and calling country dances--contra dances and more for people in my community who want to get out again.
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1 Response to Whether We Will Weather the Wild Weather

  1. RObin Wisner says:

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. :)

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