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, homeschool teacher, tutor with Classical Conversations, wife to a forester and educator. I tend a perennial garden with a riot of blossoms, ride my bicycle in and out of the watershed, play ocarina and a boom-chick accompaniment when my kids feel like playing contradance music. I love being home, but I love an open road and adventure, too. Classical Conversations' Writers Circle carries my article on some aspect of classical education once a month.
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One Response to Whether We Will Weather the Wild Weather

  1. RObin Wisner says:

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. :)

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