15–18 Inches of New Snow Fell in Less than Eight Hours
Not much is left to be seen of my winter arrangements! These are in Victorian cast-iron planters almost four-feet tall. The accumulated snow in the yard is almost three-feet high now. It's actually taller than the floor of the porch. I haven't seen this much snow ever. Apparently this is the snowiest January in Connecticut on record—records that go back more than one hundred years.
A small antique home can be seen in the distance creating an almost perfect New England winter scene. This snow is very wet and very heavy, clumping on all of the shrubs and trees.
The three cedar trees in the background on the left are bowing down with the accumulated heavy snow.
The snow is underneath as well as on top of the branches of this cedar tree next to the front porch.
The parking area is bordered by snow walls five feet high in places. There is an overall quiet outside now. The massive snowfall has a sound-absorbing quality. It's eerie but very cool at the same time. Even when speaking, voices tend to drop off quickly almost being sucked down into the snow. I think this is a quality of large snowfalls that is overlooked by many.
This ceramic pot is sitting on an antique milkcan close to three-feet tall. It's dwarfed by the accumulated snow. The snow is slightly taller than the level of the porch floor, which is three full steps up from the ground. The steps can't even be seen; that's the porch floor on the lower left. I have some shoveling to do!