|The table and four chairs in the courtyard right after dawn. That's 25" of snow on top of the table!
The snowstorm we woke up to on Friday morning was a beauty. The one we woke up to this morning was a beast! It broke all records around here; records that go as far back as the Civil War. We get a ton of snow in this part of New Hampshire but not usually this amount in one storm so early in the season. Twenty-five inches of snow fell here at Juniper Hill. Here are some photos I took this morning while we were digging out.
We knew this storm was on its way so most of yesterday was spent scrambling around trying desperately to get all the plants and pots inside as well as making sure all the animals were moved from pasture to safe shelter.
|Several of the Japanese maples find temporary shelter in the Hidcote folly.
|At the first sign of snow, Ellen and Conrad move two young rams to safer quarters.
|It's snowing harder now as Ellen leads a small flock of ewes to the sheltered paddock.
|At first light, the view of the garden from the bedroom window.
|That big blob of snow in the center of the photo is a car.
It is so unusual to see this kind of mixing of the seasons. Beautiful fall foliage contrasting with very deep snow.
|A red Japanese maple still holding onto most of its leaves.
|A sugar maple in the background looks like its aflame against the white snow.
|Bright orange and red crabapples, maples and over 2-feet of snow.
|There's a rose under there somewhere.
|A couple of urns with too much icing on the cake.
|Just follow the path through the pink gate.
|C'mon girls, it's safe now. Paula shovels a path for the goats.
|The sheep aren't buying it. "We are fine right where we are, thank you!"