and a snow storm…

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I want to be excited about snow, but there’s just no way with what so many are dealing with in this area.   This is what it looked like this afternoon just outside my door and at the train station.New Canaan Train StationThe one thing that I can’t help noticing is that everyone is being incredibly kind to each other.  At the grocery store in town the shelves were still not completely restocked and the lines were long, but people were sharing stories and saying, “stay safe” to everyone they knew and to strangers as well.


  • Lynn

    Thank you Annie for sharing this. It is so comforting to hear that friends and strangers alike are showing they care about one another. Your little train station looks like it was plucked from a “Snow Village” set. Meanwhile, it is going to be 86 degrees in Phoenix today.

  • René

    I am glad to know that you are OK. Mother nature certainly has a way of getting our attention, no? Thank goodness for kindness.

  • pve

    It reminds me of some “Dickens” story, all the power outages, snow, and lines….and everyone finding room in their heart.
    Kindness goes a long way.

  • Karen

    Yes, it’s just cruel to add snow to all the devastation going on back there. I can’t even imagine. So many are still without heat and power…it’s just so sad.

    But your pictures are beautiful Annie….the train station looks so quaint and cute. Hope you are prepared for the weather and can try to enjoy it a little.

    Have a good day…

  • the gardeners cottage

    i know this storm has terrible timing but your town looks amazing. so gorgeous. i’m so jealous.

  • jackie @ marin mama cooks

    Great photos as always Annie. I’m glad the snow storm was mellow in comparison to the hurricane. It looks lovely and cozy. I love that everyone is being nice and helpful to one another, but we should all remember to be like that all of the time. I wish we didn’t need disasters to bring us closer to each other. It would be wonderful if people could just be helpful and friendly all the time, don’t you agree?
    Have a great day!

  • fric and frac

    As much as I love snow – I know it is bad timing! Hope you and your friends are well and I’m glad to hear the community is being so kind with one another – friends and strangers! Be well!

  • Steve@UrbanCottage

    I know, Annie, this is crazy. I hope the kindler, gentler attitude that’s been created will last a while. If only…

  • Marianne

    The snow really is so beautiful. Hope you’re warm and cozy inside and still have power. xo

  • Sue/the view from great island

    When we were back east I couldn’t get enough of taking snow photos, it just looks magical, Annie!

  • Kathy

    Annie, As much as I love the first snow storm this one was a real kick in the gut to so many people that are still out of power. I have also witnessed the kindness of strangers. Your photos are beautiful!

  • Jennifer Mastalski

    Hello! I am a first time reader, finding my way over from Classic.Casual.Home and imagine my surprise when I see the New Canaan Train Station in your post! I live outside Philadelphia but my parents live in New Canaan and I am originally from Darien. I am back hom in New Canaan every couple of weeks. They were without power for 6 days during that storm – I was home for part of it, and you are right, it was definitely “neighbors helping neighbors” after that storm! So glad I came across your blog and I will continue to read! What a small world! Merry Christmas!

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