Right out of a Currier and Ives painting
We had a snowstorm Saturday night into Sunday morning and the timing of it made it impossible to photograph the action. It was just too dark to get good photos. So I was bound and determined to get some snow shots during today's storm.
It was after 4:00 in the afternoon so the light of day was fading. I drove by our town common and it looked magical. I knew I had to stop and take a few shots from my phone's camera.
The scene before me, the gazebo, Christmas lights, a steady snow, were perfect ingredients for my own Currier and Ives "painting".
In Summer, this little patch of green space is host to community concerts, kids playing frisbee, and dog walkers.
I am not sure why there are not more lights on the trees on the common perhaps funding is an issue. Isn't it always?
Never mind about the lack of lights, it was pure magic to me today. My town has never looked so pretty.
I got back in my car before pulling away and heading home, literally a two minute drive away.
But then I saw the Congregational Church, the subject of many of my Winter in Stoneham photographs. I had to get one more photo of the church in the bluish light of Winter.
And of course, a parting shot of the Fire Station. The Firemen are in for a long night. I have already seen several fire trucks and ambulances drive by my condo this evening. Beautiful and sometimes treacherous Mother Nature at work.