Connecticut Fall in 2011 ~ Storm Alfred.

When most of us you think of New England in the fall images of beautiful colored leaves…maple leaves especially come to mind, right?  Well, this year like every other we did have beautiful colorful leaves but things changed quite quickly when storm Alfred arrived last Saturday and pounded our little state with 10-18 inches of snow.  Yes…I said snow!  Snow in October…we haven’t even had Halloween!

We woke to see images more like those of January with everything covered with crystal white snow.  Even though it looked very pretty outside this storm caused much devastation and left over 880,000 people without electricity, heat, phone lines and internet.

Almost a week later many of us still are in the dark…we are one of those lucky ones…but thanks to my husband’s business being open and having internet service I am able to share these storm images with you.

It has been nice spending time with my Michael who has been home from school all week, visiting with friends who have come to get warm and having relatives spend days with us because we are truly blessed to have a generator which provides us with heat, hot water and electricity.  To top things off, we were just informed that there will still be no school until next Wednesday…seriously…our kids will be making up these days and going to school until next July!

Well…I like to believe something good always comes out of tough situations…like you storm Alfred.  You will be talked about for generations to come, but through it all we have pulled together and enjoyed life anyways without the amenities we generally rely on.

Take care my family and friends of Connecticut…remember CL&P has promised to restore electricity to 99% of Connecticut residents by midnight on Sunday.  However…if you would like a hot shower, warmth and a cup of tea or anything…please just email me a quick note for I am here for you!  Be strong and enjoy the warm days just outside your windows…for those we have been blessed.

Our backyard the morning after the storm.  The trees leaning over from the weight of all the snow.  Many tree tops snapped off.  Very sad.joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Storm ALfred
Here are some New England maple leaves covered with fresh snow.joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Ellington Ct PhotographerTrees along our driveway…beautiful but sadly bent over to the ground.  Ouch.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_New England Fall 2011 Ellington Ct Photographer Michael lets Mom capture a few shots among the trees.
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joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_New England October 2011 storm alfredOur neighborhood pond.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_New England Storm Alfred October 2011 joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Storm Alfred CT October 2011 joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Connecticut Storm Alfred October 2011 joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Connecticut Storm Alfred Ellington October 2011 A typical New England scene…without all that snow.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Connecticut Storm Alfred Ellington hay field October 2011 One of the main roads going through town.  So pretty but just ahead…town maintenance crews had the road blocked because of fallen trees.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Connecticut Storm Alfred RT 140 Ellington Oct 2011 Cat tails in the morning sun…in October.joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Connecticut Storm Alfred Ellington Ave Oct 2011

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  • SharonNovember 4, 2011 - 3:01 pm

    Catherine, so sad but beautiful scenery. You gave us all a glimpse of snow in October. Wow is all I can say.ReplyCancel

  • JoyceNovember 6, 2011 - 11:52 am

    I cannot believe how much snow you got! Your photos are beautiful. I have been keeping all my friends in Connecticut in my thoughts. Stay warm and safe.ReplyCancel

  • GinnyNovember 7, 2011 - 7:44 am

    Beautifully captured. My favorite photo is the colorful maple leaves up close with the snow. Great contrast with fall leaves and winter snow.ReplyCancel