As you may know, Sid and I are back in New England for the holidays and as much as I was hoping to miss a snow storm, we got a biggie. After so many years of winter, I like to look at it but not necessarily be immersed in it any longer.
The first snow of 2012 in Maine at my parent’s house.
Winter scene in Vermont
Driving through the White Mountains in snow squalls.
Ice flowing off the side of a mountain.
This is by Lake Willoughby and as the ice gets thicker and harder you will see many ice climbers tackling this section . It’s not something I’ve ever been interested in but many seem to relish the challenge.
Burke Mountain ski area. It had been covered in clouds all day which meant it was snowy over there so when I glimpsed a break, I was able to get this shot.
He’s got his coat on and having a meal to keep warm.
A cornfield and distant winter views. I must admit I have gotten used to sunny skies daily and the gray of winter makes me want to settle in for a nap.
Lake Willoughby in winter. The ice is just starting to form as this is a deep lake at over 400′ in spots so it takes a bit for the water to totally cool down enough to freeze.
Lake Willoughby and the mountain shoreline.
The Mountain View Inn, East Burke, Vermont
A boat house by Lake Willoughby that has seen better days.
Almost all secondary roads in Vermont are gravel so when winter comes they look just like this and really aren’t for the inexperienced winter driver. Having driven these roads for years I find the slipping, sliding along and going sideways, just a normal thing.
So wherever or whatever you’re doing today, I hope you’re enjoying the last Sunday of 2012!