We are digging out of about 5 inches of wet, heavy snow to make a path for the Trick-or-Treaters tomorrow night. It’s a rare October snow storm and we escaped the worst of it; central and western Massachusetts are buried beneath 12 to 25 inches of this stuff. No power for over 650,000 residents with a grim promise that some areas will have to wait several days for their service to return.
What a year it’s been for severe, strange weather! Bleak predictions of the apocalypse and global climate change aside (I’m sure you could find that in other blogs if that’s you’re thing) it makes for amazing pictures.
This is such an odd occurence that it was greeted with more wonder and marvel than any other first snow storm of the season.
What is more of an anomaly, we’ve had a very warm fall with two days of record-breaking hot temperatures two weeks ago. There are so many trees with green or barely changing leaves which was the reason for so many downed limbs and trees.
Despite early, accurate and constant weather forecasts about the snow, many were caught unaware.
And some suffer the injustice waiting for the sun to get the snow off their heads.
This unusual October snow made for the most beautiful and interesting images which is why I’m not crabbing and moaning about the injustice of early winter.
No worries kids, the Halloween spirit manages to prevail beneath the blanket of snow. The only real concern you should suffer is that I’ll eat all of our candy before you get here and hand out rotten apples or bags of raisins tomorrow night.
I guess I should be completely honest with the kiddos…. You might want to know that this one loves to rise from the dead only on really, really cold Halloweens.