Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sometimes I complain about snow too much

Because it can be unspeakably beautiful.  Here are some pictures that Colleen took Sunday morning as the sun was just peeking out after 10 or more days of snow and darkness.  This is part of my backyard

And my front yard


Close up of the Adirondack chairs. If you were sitting in them...the snow would be up to your neck.


These next two are the bridge that you see in my blog header.




Then Dave took these pictures, also on Sunday morning. Just a few miles from here, there's a resort called the Summit Inn and it sits right on Route 40, at the top of Summit Mountain. It's a very old, dating back to 1907. The top of Summit Mountain is very beautiful, but subject to extremes of cold, wind, fog and ice through the winter and early spring.   So even though the sun was out at my house, the top of the mountain was still in the clouds and still getting snow.   And with that kind of weather, the Summit Inn closes from November until April (sometimes even May). And it reminds me exactly of the hotel in The Shining
Peaceful looking, isn't it?

22 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous! And I'll tell you what I tell my husband that complains of snow all winter:
    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    :)

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  2. It IS beautiful! I love the photos...and can't tell which one I love the best. The pop of red of the chairs against all the white is gorgeous, the bridge is wonderful, your home and the resort look beautiful covered in snow and I love trees dusted with snow. Can you tell I live in Florida?! I've always thought of snow like your pics...not slushy or dirty and piled up on the sides of streets!

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  3. Your view is absolutly beautiful and I thank you for sharing. It brought a sense of peace and nature to me. You are lucky to have that wonderment right out your windows. Now the plowing and shovelling would be another story I am sure. I can only imagine stitching in one of the windows with all of the light and glory flooding in.
    Be always in stitches.

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  4. Wow!! Those are gorgeous pictures!! I loved watching them, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow Lee, your pics are beautiful. I was all set to book at the Summit Inn till that part about the Shining hee hee! Enjoyed your last post about the books. I am an avid reader . My book club just finished " when will there be good news" Not a great one to read in December !Thanks for the beautiful pics.

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  6. Oh, they look just like postcards, Lee--hard to say which is my favorite! I'll have to say you definitely have more snow than we do--now I know what they mean on the news when they say "heavier amounts in the Laural Highlands!!" ENJOY :)

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  7. Yes, there has been a lot of complaints about snow and the cold weather (and I don't blame anyone, I remember those days when I lived in Minnesota and it felt like we were stuck inside from November until May...not to mention the mess of sand & salt I had to clean off the kitchen floors)...but the photos you posted are breath-taking. Thank you for sharing the beautiful side of winter with us :)
    Take care and stay warm!

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  8. Lovely photos. What a cute bridge you live near.

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  9. What amazing photos! I'm so glad you shared these with us Lee!

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  10. Love the red adirondack chairs in the snow! Did you know I've stayed at the hotel (in NH) that Stephen King had in mind when he wrote the Shining? I was very disappointed they didn't film it there.

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  11. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing - they are all so peaceful and I love the splash of red from the chairs!

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  12. Gorgeous pictures! You should turn them into Christmas cards for next year!

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  13. So pretty! I do believe you had a lot more snow than we did.

    The sun is shining so brightly today that I might get a headache without going outside!

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  14. Those photos are fabulous!! Love the one with the Adirondack chairs and the last one with the trees.

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  15. Great photos and although it's pretty, it's still makes everything harder! LOL Patti

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  16. I love the snow pics! Thanks for sharing them.

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  17. Absolutely great pictures. We were having one of these sunny moments yesterday. But it didn't last long, it soon was starting to snow again.

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  18. Holy snow batman :) WOW that is sure ALOT of snow but it is really pretty.... I would love to live in a place like that one day if I never had to go anywhere LOL

    I grew up in Nortthern Ohio and have had my share of snow ice rain and gray but I do miss it and my family back home.

    Lo how the rose sure is pretty.

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  19. Beautiful snowy pics! I want a bridge by my house (she whined).

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  20. Gorgeous photos! Colleen did a fantastic job. I just love winter photos, especially with such incredible amounts of snow. Very serene. You have such a lovely home! And the Summit Inn is beautiful, as well! ;)

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