January 29, 2015

Winter Sun on the Farm

Oh what a difference a day makes!  With sun, the farm and everything on it glistens. The blue sky is reflected in the snow, and the fencing and trees cast beautiful shadows in all directions, all day long. I was not home yesterday—in NYC for business—so Susan Carmichael, my new executive assistant in Bedford, got out her camera and took these lovely photos. Enjoy!

January 28, 2015

The Blizzard of 2015

Despite news predictions that this was going to be the record-breaking blizzard of all time, with 30 inches of snow, and 60 mph winds, the blizzard was actually a mildly severe winter storm in the New York City area. All transportation was shut down, offices were closed, and everyone was advised to stay home and not go out. Of course some areas were hit severely—Long Island, Nantucket, Boston, New Hampshire, for example—but here at the farm, as you will see in the photographs I took today, it was not so serious.

We did drive around, we had time to cross-country ski a bit with friends, and we enjoyed observing nature in winter. The wind is still howling tonight as I post this blog, and the drifts are still drifting, but so far nothing has been damaged, and every living creature seems okay.

Hope you all weathered the storm as well as we did. Enjoy another “black and white” blog, which really is in color as is obvious from a few of the photos, most notable the one of the cardinal.

January 27, 2015

Winter Wonderland

We had our first big snowstorm this weekend—and that was before the blizzard arrived last night!  I went out early before footsteps and car tracks started to appear and photographed the beauty of the snow in many of the trees and shrubs of the farm. Enjoy!