surprise snowstorm

It’s not even Halloween yet, but a freak snowstorm has dumped a ton of heavy wet snow across the northeast.  Connecticut has broken several records for snowfall in October, and Governor Malloy declared a state of emergency, noting that this is the largest number of power outages that Connecticut has ever experienced (over 760,000), and people should plan for power not to return for a prolonged period, possibly up to a week.

Here in New Haven it snowed all day and night, but a lot of it was wet, and it didn’t cause too many problems.  We got about 4-5″ total, but our power is on, and it’s a bright sunny day now.  It’s barely fall here, and most of the leaves are still green.  The garden is still blooming and looks kind of pretty covered in snow, but even these hardy plants that survived Hurricane Irene probably won’t be able to bounce back from this.

Chives on ice:

I picked one last red pepper, which seems perfectly edible:

And one last tomato, which I think was sacrificed to the snow gods.

I guess it’s time to start planning for next year!

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
~
Pietro Aretino, Italian author & playwright

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