As the The Northeastern coast of the US gets pounded with the Weather Channels "Nemo" storm - we here in Western New York had a beautiful snowfall yesterday and overnight last night. I went out and took some photos this morning just after the sun came up.
This is the kind of winter I remember growing up with. Snow on the roads all the time. I think too many Western New Yorkers have gotten used to our easy winters and want to run and hibernate when the snow comes. (Although sometimes I wish I was a bear - as I love to bundle up in my warm blankets on those cold nights).
Yes the roads were yucky yesterday. Yes people were sliding off the roads. But for the most parts within a few hours roads were clear(er) and you could get around.
It was so peaceful and quiet and beautiful this morning. There is little to no wind - so the snow is still on all of the branches.
After shoveling (and snowblowing) twice yesterday and once this morning - I enjoyed a bit of time snapping away at the pretty landscapes of my town.
By the way - all of these shots were shot in color with very little to no editing. Winter in Western New York is often very colorless. Almost a black and white world!
Below are blueberry bushes one of the local 'mansions' has growing in front of their house. They do open for the business of picking in the spring.
The next three shots are trees I have watched grow over the last few years with my camera. It is neat to see them change from year to year.
First - the three pines at the Clarence Town Hall Arboretum.
Next is a tree just past the sod farm on Clarence Center Road near County.
And then the tree on County just past Clarence Center.
In just a few months - these baseball diamonds will be full of folks watching their kids pursue their dreams of becoming Major League players!
And below is a bench to take a rest on - after a walk on the local Peanut Line Bike Path. (The Peanut Line was the old Railroad that came thru this area).
And of course the last shot is of my yard - from my living room.