Fab Real Estate Blog: The First "Real" Snow of the Season

The First "Real" Snow of the Season

 

Winter in New Fairfield, CTThis morning, we in New Fairfield, Connecticut, finally woke up to our first "real" snow of the winter season.

Sure, we've had two other recent snow storms, but they were mostly mixed with sleet and freezing rain.  This morning we awoke to nearly 5 inches of soft, white, fluffy snow.  No sleet mixed in.  No freezing rain mixed in.  Just beautiful, white snow.

The trees were covered.  The lawns were covered.  And the kids finally got to go outside and play in the snow!  Of course, schools were closed, so I just had to go out to play in the snow with them.  I couldn't let them be out there all alone...what fun would that be for my boys?

 

Winter in New Fairfield, ConnecticutToday was grey.  The skies were grey.  Even the snow-covered trees looked grey, as you can see by these photos I took in my yard.  But it was beautiful.  It was winter in New England.  It was something we've been missing.

Here in Connecticut, we're about to set the record for the least amount of snow in a winter season.  I don't think today's storm has put us over the top yet.  But, we're expecting another inch overnight, and perhaps some more by the end of the week.  We'll see...

 

Don Fabrizio-Garcia
REALTOR
Prudential Connecticut Realty
203.746.1199
Connecticut Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Comment balloon 6 commentsDon Fabrizio-Garcia • February 26 2007 08:36PM

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Don... It's gorgeous... not sure I would want to live there but it certainly is beautiful to look at.. nice pictures..
Posted by Kaye Thomas, e-PRO, Manhattan Beach CA (Real Estate West) over 11 years ago

Beautiful.  I am wishing our winter is over... we only had a few storms and they were late.  I want it to look like a Christmas card for Christmas... after that lets get on with spring.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 11 years ago

Kaye - In my early 20's, I had had enough of the weather here, sold everything I owned and moved to northern California.  Twelve years (and three kids) later, I came back.  The purpose of the move was mainly to let the kids grow up among their extended family.  An added bonus was that I've apparently matured enough to enjoy the snow and the cold.  It's flurrying out right now, and it's just beautiful.  I would have never thought that a world that looks so grey could look so nice at the same time.  The second picture in the above post is a pine tree covered in snow.  You can barely even tell there is any green on the tree, and that picture is not distorting the colors at all.  That's how grey it is here right now!

It's rather peaceful.  I guess it's a sign that I'm getting old! 

 

Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Maureen - I think you're getting all the snow this year instead of us.  Last year, we had snow storm after snow storm after snow storm.  This year the kids (OK, and me, too) have been waiting and waiting and waiting to get out there and play in the snow.  Yesterday was our first chance.
Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) over 11 years ago

we'll just send all the winter weather on through to you  for the rest of the year...I guess that is only about 3 more weeks.  We are supposed to have rain storms this  Thursday I believe... we are supposed to be in the 50's!  It was over 50 here on Sunday. 

Schools here used up their "calamity days" in February... some schools have a day or so that they need to make up.  We did not use the "calamity days"  up for snow either, Two days in a row were for cold.   There is nothing fun when it is too cold, no snow...  

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 11 years ago

Maureen - You can send us some snow.  We'll take it.

We've only had schools closed two days so far - and both were in the past two weeks.  They just add a day to the end of the school year for each snow day.

We hit 48 degrees today.  Thursday we're expecting some snow, but it may turn into sleet and rain.  That's not fun.

Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) over 11 years ago

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