Morning after snowstorm

Winter keeps its promise.

Today broke sunny and blue, with a foot of fresh powder smothering the landscape. It snowed hard for nearly 24 hours, and left us with this beautiful, soft powder. As I went out to shovel this morning I was intrigued to see the deer had already criss-crossed the lawn and pawed through the snow under crabapple trees to see if they could find any treats.

The sun rises behind a crabapple tree, under which the deer have been scrounging for apples overnight.

Our plow service waited until the storm was done to open up our driveway, leaving behind huge snowbanks.

Freshly plowed driveway after a big storm.

Meanwhile, the patio and pizza oven were snuggled in their renewed winter blanket, adding 12″ to the older 3-4″ remaining from earlier storms.

The pizza oven slumbers under a foot of fresh snow.

I broke open a path, but chose to leave the snowy cap on the oven itself.

Slicing a path to the pizza oven after a foot of fresh snow.

Time to pull out the snowshoes and find some more exciting terrain!

Author: dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, husband, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.

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