Sunday, November 6, 2011

Beauty and Destruction from The Big Storm

An early snow storm like the one that visited the New England last weekend bring so much with it. 

~The sudden launch into a new season. 

~Brilliant white mixed with stunning oranges, reds, and yellows. 

~A much earlier than planned,  massive search for the coats, hats, mittens, snowpants, etc. 

~A shopping list for said items that no longer fit, or cannot be found. 

~Widespread power outages that pull oh-so-much into perspective.

~Heartbreaking damage to so many thousands of the magnificent trees that make New England so beautiful this time of year.

~Sparkling beauty that reflects into the house reminding myself just how much I love our cozy home in the snowy months. 

~Bundles and bundles of bittersweet vines previously way beyond reach but brought (almost) right to my door by the tree damage in our yard.

~The mental switch from end of summer/beginning of fall to Thanksgiving and Christmas preparations!!!!


Yes, a end of October Nor’easter certainly brings a lot with it.  With the power back on, the snow gone, and the branches and trees down little by little being cleared up we are happily settling into our new reality…Thanksgiving…the Christmas Holidays we love so dearly….and rapidly followed by the arrival of a sweet little baby who has recently discovered the full strength of her legs (oh my!!!).  Welcome new season!  And a giant welcome to all the creating that comes with you!!!