On Monday, temperatures here soared to nearly 70°F. My rose garden (above) looked serene in its autumn greenery. This mild color scheme was not to last. The garden turned all-white when a nor’easter roared through my region (and maybe yours, too) just 48 hours later:
A light snow fell on Wednesday morning. The the flakes increased in volume and intensity as the day progressed. Around 10:00AM, I leaned out my attic window in order to capture the above shot.
And here’s the same garden on Thursday morning.
Would you like to see that again?
And Thursday morning. You’re looking at 7 inches of snow.
Now, I had planned to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving on Wednesday evening. But as I was typing, the internet suddenly failed. We lost telephone and cable service, too.
No internet meant that Will and I could not watch our latest addiction: How to Get Away With Murder, starring the amazing (and breathtakingly-versatile) actress Viola Davis.
Consequently, I lit a fire in the bedroom. There, while Will played “Words with Friends” on his cell phone, I tucked into John Lahr’s brilliant biography of Tennessee Williams. Naturally, we were promptly joined by Lily the Beagle and cats Tiger and Camille. They, too, enjoy
a good book a warm fire.
Our friends Robert and David, who mercifully live up the street, hosted Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday evening. And what a fabulous feast they produced! I drank too much wine, and ate too much turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. In other words, I did what I always do on Thanksgiving.
How was your own holiday? Did you cook? Did you fight with your relatives? Or did you have no holiday at all, because your travel plans were upset by the nor’easter? I look forward to hearing from you in the comments field below.
Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the snow. ‘Tis a winter wonderland out there!
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I spent my Thanksgiving day first cooking a turkey for my small town’s community dinner and then helped serve that dinner in our community center. We had some leftovers last evening as we watched some football. All in all, a very satisfying day.
Joan C says
My daughter and I did our traditional Thanksgiving: dinner in a restaurant and a movie. Relaxing and fun for the both of us to spend time together.
myttle miller says
We had an awesome day. My daughter and two grandsons came over and we went eat out. The food was excellent and we had a really good time. Later my daughter Missy and my two grandsons Harper and Cameron made fudge while I saw about Danny. Had an awesome Thanksgiving.
My husband and I had our usual Thanksgiving meal complete with all the trimmings in our cozy house with the wood stove perking along and our three dogs and two cats waiting patiently for their turkey morsels. Outside it has been like a fairy scene since we got our 8 inches last Monday. It has been so cold that the snow never melts off of the trees. Beautiful!!!
It was lovely in NYC Thursday morning with snow flurries that did not stick on the warm city ground. After a very windy rainy Wednesday it was nice to see the gentle flurries. After preparing my dish of roasted winter root vegetables and a pumpkin pie we packed up the car for the drive to relatives on Long Island. A very noisy bunch with good food and wine. Tack on a birthday song and cake and it was a full day.
I love a beautiful snow like that from time to time which happens on occasion in my part of Texas. Tomorrow record breaking high of 77 and Monday a high of 35…no snow. Shoot a monkey!
I too got hit with Wednesday’s snow storm, 10 inches and no cable to watch the parade! It looks just beautiful outside, bringing in the start of the Christmas season. You should check out the skating rink at the empire state plaza, we skated yesterday as some more flurries fell.
Pam R says
I stayed home and entertained myself! I made the stuffing balls and mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, kale, and deli turkey (sorry). It all worked out and I planned on leftovers, which have been good all weekend!
paula k says
4″ of heavy wet snow in SE PA on Wednesday while making side dishes to trek to CT on Thurs a.m. Thankful it was not more….. Thursday a.m. we drove thru snow squalls at Allentown and Central and Northern NJ. Had to remind ourselves it was Thanksgiving and not Christmas–a wonderland of snowy trees in the higher elevations. Wish i had finished putting the shredded leaves on the veg garden before the snow!
Trudi Dido says
Oh well. We had Thanksgiving at the hospital where my husband was taking an “enforced vacation”for nine days The food was ok cooked in the hospital kitchen and they also did the dishes.. YAY …hugs all around . and grateful to have good appetites. Next year will be better !.