Nor’easters are such a peculiar thing here in New England. Some parts of Massachusetts get absolutely buried in feet of snow and ice that takes hours if not days to clean up while other areas get a light dusting of powder before it’s back to business as usual.
I was in Las Vegas when we got our first official snowstorm of the 2020/2021 Winter season back at the very end of October (it was completely melted by the time I got home)– but this past weekend marked the first storm of blizzard-like proportions to sweep through the area- although it most certainly won’t be the last.
And despite all my mumbling and grumbling and general dislike of Winter (I just hate being cold!)– I actually don’t mind snow in December. It makes the holidays here feel a little more special- but by December 26th I never want to see it again.
I digress. After the roads were cleared following Saturday afternoon/evening’s wild and windy storm- I headed into Ware, Massachusetts where the snow seemed to have fallen the most heavily- to snap some photos and go for a brisk hike by Quabbin Reservoir.
I actually haven’t been on that trail in a couple of years, but immediately became acclimated and knew my way around in a matter of minutes- despite nearly all of the signage and trail markers being covered in snow and ice. There was no one else around, given how cold it was- so it was a very peaceful, quiet and relaxed walk through the area- save for the occasional pile of melting snow that would fall near me/on me from the tree branches above.
We’re do for a few more dustings in the coming days here in New England, so it’s very much a possibility that we’ll have a white Christmas this year- but here’s hoping it doesn’t stick around for New Year’s!