Technically, it's not even winter yet

Here are a few pictures from last Thursday night's ice storm in NH. We were without power for about 3 days - while others are still waiting it out. We camped out with family and shuffled back in forth to avoid all food spoiling or pipes bursting.
Our neighborhood is filled with these beautiful tall pines that become really scary in weather like this.
Luckily, we avoided any damage to our property, but our neighbors weren't so fortunate. Did you know winter doesn't even begin officially until December 21st!? I wasn't going to post my new header until then but somehow it seemed silly to wait given the weather.

It's a very different scene today. Several inches of snow that might turn over to sleet and ice tonight. I'm holed up painting for a new book - trying to get it done before the end of the year!