Monday, December 21, 2009

Weekend Blizzard!

Looking to the left from my balcony as the wind howled and the snow flew.
Looking straight ahead

Look at the guy and his dog to the right.
This weekend there was a blizzard in Newtown and many other parts of the east coast.
The snow started falling here early Saturday morning and it continued until Sunday morning.
This was a first for Vicki and me. The snow is really beautiful and we stayed warm and cozy listening to Christmas music and Vicki even baked some cookies. I just wish that we had a fireplace.

I went out for a little while and took some pictures on Sunday afternoon so I'll post some of them next time.

33 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful photos! Lots of snow.

Sunny said...

You were hoping for snow...you got it!
I can't believe we never got one snowflake with this storm.
Your pictures certainly capture the winter's beauty.
Keep warm.
Sunny :)

Sistertex said...

Wow, nice photos of the snow falling.

How many inches did you get? We had the same weather about a week ago or so here in MN. Ended up not hitting us quite a badly as predicted, at least in our area, I think it went a bit more south of the Twin Cities, but we got our share.

It is pretty, mostly from the inside looking out, but if it is not too cold... it also makes for a lot of fun..uh unless you are driving.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Your photos do make one want a fireplace! The snow/storm looks fierce, but beautiful. I long for this experience!

Alan Burnett said...

Wonderful photos. How strange that we all seem to be having the same kind of weather at the same time.

Matty said...

It was quite a show. And quite a workout too digging out.

Carolyn Ford said...

What wonderful scenes of white! I know snow creates a lot of work and dangerous driving conditions, but, you have to love it! I just saw a bunch of wild parrots fly over my yard. I guess that means "no" snow for us! Your photos are super!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow James, wonderful post!Beautiful view from your balcony!
And what a perfect moment, snow outside, this charming place that you live, beautiful Christmas's music and wow Vicki know how to cook delicious things!What else??? Just adorable day!
God bless you all
Léia
** I'm curious about more pictures from the snow!

Thérèse said...

I can feel the cold through the screen... Brr. Long life to music and cookies... :)

Malyss said...

We heard about that storm you had on east coast here on TV.The pictures were impressive! You and Vicki are like me: we have grown up in the sun and we keep on thinking snow is a wonderful and magyc thing, even when it turns out to be a storm!

Thom said...

Brrrr that looks awfully cold...but the photos are fantastic :) Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend :)

Cheryl Ann said...

Oh, my! We heard about your storm here on the West coast! I'm complaining because today it's cloudy here! At least we don't have your snow!!!

cieldequimper said...

That's exactly what I did this Sunday, and then we even watched a mushy movie. It has stopped snowing now and it's pretty icy out there, we'll see what it's like going to work tomorrow!
You have a wonderful view from your balcony and hey, don't we all wish we had fireplaces? I'm looking into these bioethanol thingys, at least they *look* nice...

Tony nile life said...

Can't think where you are in Newtown, my home is on lany rd but I live in Luxor Egypt.

Vogon Poet said...

Very cold weather even here, but without the snow. I'd like some just for the pictures, but I think I'll settle for yours very good ones.

Carol said...

Nice shots of these wintery scenes. It looks like you got alot of snow. We only got a few inches but it is very cold.

kaye said...

Wow! What a storm!

Rinkly Rimes said...

What an enchanting panorama in ANY weather. But I don't yearn for the following slush! Here, in Oz, we've got a High Fire ban today because of soaring temperatures! Swap?

Regina said...

How romantic!
I wish you and Vicki a wonderful Christmas.
Cheers!

Martha in PA said...

Congrats on your first big snowstorm.
But, what you did to Lucy and Bucky, not so nice, shame on you!

I hope you and Vicki enjoy your first Christmas in PA!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snaps. I can feel the chill

Bogey said...

Welcome to the "Great White North" James. Ain't it just beeyoootiful? Heard a lot of indoor happenings but didn't quite catch any snow shovelling, snowball fights or building of snowmen! Shame, shame, shame! All kidding aside, it sure does look nice outside your window.

tony said...

I rtealized as soon as I posted that It was not wales . I came on your interesting site from A welshpool mid wales blog next small town to Newtown. so there is the mistake rectified.
When i saw the blizzard in Newtown photos I though . hmm my pals are keeping this to themselves.
the back problems is the reason I live here in Egypt I am authritic have 3 slipped discs. and have a wheelchair in Wales Here it hardly ever rains. so no arthritis,
and if I get back pains its my own fault for lifting too much or over doing the walks.

Sunny said...

"Oh the weather outside is frightful, inside it's so delightful"

That sounds so wonderful that you and your wife were playing Christmas songs, and making cookies ! You have each other... no need for a fireplace, ;)

I love your photos! Absolutely beautiful! The 1st one is my fave !

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones !!!

~Sunny

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Pretty dreamy sight. Having experienced snow in my life, I do prefer a wood fireplace to electric or gas heater. I can cook meals over the stove top and broil meat or fish over live embers.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful photos, so much so that I swear I got a chill looking at all the snow! The second photo is my favorite. The first snow is always the prettiest to me, makes on want to just be cozy inside all day, listening to music and drinking cocoa.

ruma2008 said...

Abnormal weather is too bad.

However, it seems to show a natural wonder.

nadine1111 said...

Merry Christmas from Bulgaria!

Starnitesky said...

What a beautiful view you have!

Merry Christmas!

Life with Kaishon said...

It was pretty, wasn't it? : ) Pretty and COLD! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

chrome3d said...

Just like the views around my places last couple of days. You sure have healthy looking trees there!

eileeninmd said...

Great photos from last weekends storm. I like the man and his dog, only because it reminds me of my hubby and my dog. Last weekend we got 18 inches here in Maryland.

Chin said...

Wonderful
I love all photos.