1 There is always a bit of excitement with the season's first snow. This is a view between the paddocks, with the corn crib on the right.
2 And, the Pin Oak Allee that grows alongside the Equipment Barn. One side of trees retained many of its leaves while the other appeared nearly bare.
3 A view across the Southeast paddock with its light coating of snow.
4 Tucked away between the Equipment Barn and a grove of weeping willows is my pinetum - a wonderful collection of evergreens I started planting about 10-years ago.
5 This area includes pines, spruces and firs, as well as other evergreens. Last year, I planted several more young conifers - all the trees are doing so well.
6 And, there is still some room - perhaps for a few more?
7 The curvaceous tree in the center is a weeping larch - a deciduous evergreen. The trees behind the larch are American and copper beech trees.
8 A view down the Boxwood Allee. I am so glad all the shrubs and hedges were covered with burlap before the snow arrived.
9 The curved carriage road leading into the woodlands - it is spectacular view in any season.
10 A favorite grove among visitors and guests to the farm - my stand of American beech trees. They are slow to grow, but can live up to 300-years.
11 Hard to miss this stand of eastern white pine trees, Pinus strobus - they look so green against the newly fallen snow. White pines are the tallest trees in eastern North America.
12 This is one of the lower hay fields. It looked so peaceful covered with snow. In the back, the run-in shed peeking through the trees.
13 On the other side, another hay field - this one edged with a grove of weeping willows.
14 A view of the antique white spruce fencing that surrounds all my paddocks at the farm.
15 Another side of the majestic white pines. On the right is the stable, and on the left, the Summer House, Winter House and carport. Even in the distance, the snow shows brightly on the rooftops.
16 The quiet vegetable garden - still being worked on by the chickens.
17 More of the antique fencing I got from Canada. Above, the blue sky as it began to peep through the cloud cover.
18 The carriage road in front of the Winter House, with burlap protecting the precious boxwood shrubs and hedges underneath.
19 One never tires of this beautiful panoramic view of my paddocks and the ancient apples. These are some of the oldest trees on the property, and were recently pruned by our friends at SavATree. http://www.savatree.com
20 To the right, in between the paddocks and past the corn crib, is a younger allee of Lindens, Tilia. This allee runs perpendicular to the Boxwood Allee that leads to my stable.
21 On the left of the ancient apples, a view of the chicken coops and those grand tall pines.
22 I love how the snow gathers on the burlap. If it wasn't there, snow and wind could damage the boxwood.
23 This is the carriage road alongside the Summer House, which curves right and leads to the stable downhill.
24 The stable can be seen ahead. Wooden stakes mark the edges of the drive for the snow plows.
25 The layer of snow on the back terrace of my Summer House - it looks almost too pretty to touch; however, temperatures climbed high enough to melt it all away a few hours later.
26 This is the sunken garden behind the Summer House. These small trees are Ginkgo biloba and so is the giant tall one at the rear.
27 The stone walkway leading out of the garden. The 10 to 12-foot tall American boxwood surrounding the garden is covered in plastic netting to protect the branches from splaying under heavy snow.
28 Such beautiful burlap forms - they will certainly hold up well this season.
29 The apple espalier with one remaining apple barely hanging from its branch.
30 This is the long granite pergola. I hang several bird feeders along its length for the many, many birds who visit my farm and perch on the trees. In the summer, the vertical posts support beautiful clematis vines which bloom in white and various shades of purple and blue.
31 Across the carriage road, a group of bald cypress trees, Taxodium distichum. These are fast growing North American natives. Such beautiful trees deserve a prominent place in any landscape.
32 The evergreens looked so beautiful with their branches dusted with glistening snow.