Sunday morning looking out our bathroom windows this is what I saw.......a blanket of white over the land. Seeing the snow over the window sill made it look a little surreal. We rarely get this much snow in Southern New England and never this early. Predictions were for 12" but ended up with 2 feet.
The snow was light so the shoveling was easy but there was just so much of it. We only shoveled out one tire track and the end of the driveway. I started feeling guilty that I was outside taking pictures while George was doing all the shoveling....so in the end I did my share.
Notice the hole in the arborvitae ......from our resident deer. I little peak a boo hole.
They have to eat too and it grows back every year anyways.
A good sign the mailbox is still there.
There was such a stillness in the air and no cars even went by while we were out. So quiet and peaceful.....
just us and the snow........
and the shovel of course.
On the way to work we went by the Pink Sleigh. It's a fabulous Christmas shop that's been there since the 60's. I remember going there for the first time when I was probably 7 yrs old. It was magical and there was nothing else like it anywhere. My friend Adrienne once worked there and tells me of a time when they would be so busy they would have to get traffic cops to keep the crowds flowing in and out.
The owners would shop all over the world for unusual items from Germany and other parts of Europe.
The place is still a wonderful destination place and a must stop if you're in the Westbrook area. They close after Christmas and reopen in the summer.
There's Charlotte little paws on the door window begging for me to let her out.
And there's Romy begging to let him in!
Most of the cats were pretty undaunted by the whole thing except for Jelly who wouldn't stop meowing as he walked back and forth on the paths........like saying "what have you done to this place????? clean it up". I think he suffers from claustrophobia and having that much snow all around made him makes him feel too closed in. Poor kitty!