Storm Alfed was unusual and particularly damaging because it came when the leaves were still on the trees and the snow covered everything with a heavy wet blanket. Trees were bent to the ground, some were uprooted , many were blocking roads, and branches were everywhere...especially on the electric wires. However, if one rose early enough that morning, before the sun had a chance to melt it all, the beauty was astounding. I tried to capture the moment in the photos below but they only hint at this pristine peaceful experience.
The Rising Sun Has Begun To Melt The Snow From The Leaves
A Few Hours After The Sun Has Risen and Most of The Snow Has Melted or Fallen From the Leaves
It Is Over A Week Now Since The Storm And Some People Are Still Without Power. Today Is Oct. 7, 2011