February 13, 2013
Blizzard Nemo - The Day After
Yesterday's blog was all about day one of Blizzard Nemo when the snow began to fall on Friday. Saturday was a day of heavy snow and dangerous winds and it was best to stay indoors. On Sunday morning, after the storm had passed, I took my camera and drove the Kawasaki around the farm. It was very beautiful!
1 The calm after Hurricane Nemo - Sunday morning February 10, 2013 - The view from my kitchen door
2 This historic February storm brought as much as 3-feet of snow to parts of New England and the Northeast.
3 Hundreds of thousands of residences and businesses lost power.
4 A blizzard is a severe snowstorm with sustained winds greater than or equal to 35 miles-per-hour. The winds were really blowing all day Saturday.
5 How do all of these little birds handle such severe conditions? I was happy to see so many at the bird feeders on Sunday morning. The feeders hang on the north side of the carport building.
6 That morning, icicles hung from the south side of the carport building.
7 The sun on the carport's metal (lead-coated copper) roof caused the snow to melt quickly.
8 The icicles along the length of the building were quite long and impressive.
9 You can tell that the ones on the end were formed when the wind was still blowing, as they are "bending" towards the building.
10 One more view - The sky was so clear and blue!
11 The icicle "stalagmites" on the ground below
12 Across from the carport is this small utility shed.
13 A crow was perched atop one of the recently pruned apple trees.
14 I must have spooked it because it took off.
15 Because it was so windy, there was plenty of drifting. There were many interesting patterns upon the surface of the snow.
16 More patterns
17 Patterns in the vegetable garden
18 It blew so hard that this section of lawn had no snow covering.
19 The snow in this area appeared very blue.
20 The morning sun shining through the woods cast nice, long shadows.
21 One of the babbling brooks that run through the woods
22 This is the hayfield looking towards the contemporary house with more impressive shadows.
23 Another little brook
24 A view of the stately sycamore tree, which is the symbol of the farm - The box structure attached to it is an owl house, where screech owls live.
25 The brook is wider in this area.
26 Now, that water looks quite cold!
27 Back out of the woods and driving through the allee of linden trees looking at the stable beyond
28 Driving along the boxwood allee - Dominic Arena, who works at the farm, does a nice job plowing all of the roads.
29 There's my shadow! You can see me holding the camera and taking this photo!
30 This shot is looking down towards the stable and you can see the windswept snow.
31 This is the herbaceous peony bed, which will be blooming gloriously in just 3 months!
32 This large peony garden is surrounded with a boxwood hedge which, of course, is covered with burlap for winter protection.
33 This is the hitching post off of the stone terrace.
34 And there's my house and the entrance to the kitchen with a snow-covered stone terrace.