October 30, 2011
We awoke the morning after the storm to brilliant blue skies, more than a foot of blinding snow and damage beyond our wildest imagining. Leafy branches with a frosty coat were strewn everywhere. Two immense trees lay in our backyard. The pear tree my husband--and the deer--love was just a trunk, with all of its branches collapsed. A large tree blocked our road, but luckily, a few neighbors helped to clear it away. It's the first time the fall view outside my window has made me want to cry, although looking at the photo now, I'll admit the scene is unusual and lovely in a way. Certainly, the vagaries of the weather remind us to cherish things we take for granted: autumn leaves, electricity... an Internet connection. Here are some additional photos of the snow storm devastation in Connecticut.
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