A Surprise October Snowstorm in Kennebunkport Maine

Today’s freak snowstorm surprised much of the eastern seaboard, and Kennebunkport Mainewas no exception.  Who would have thought that Mother Nature would dump inches of snow when much of the fall foliage hasn’t even hit the ground?  Certainly not

Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast in the snow
The melting snow outside our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast - note the pumpkin!

anyone at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast!  Most of our lawn furniture is still in place, welcoming visitors relaxing in the afternoon sunshine, reading books, or just enjoying the fall foliage.  The geraniums framing the windows of each of our cottage suites are still in bloom in their boxes – in fact, they may actually have survived the storm.  And the lush urns by our front steps are in their prime.  But today, instead of waving at the horse-drawn carriage and bike riders, our scarecrow greeted passing snowplows and sand trucks.  Yes, looking out the windows of our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, the scene looked like one you would expect several months from now … except the trees still have leaves!

So although about four inches of snow blanketed the streets in Kennebunkport Maine, with the bright sunshine typical of autumn in New England, much had melted by this evening.  The fallen leaves were revealed in the rapidly appearing puddles, and the pumpkins decorating lawns and steps shed their white coats.  Plus, with temps expected in the fifties tomorrow, every remnant of the storm should quickly vanish.  In the next several days, life should return to normal as the thousands of people without electricity will have their power restored and the downed tree limbs get cleared away.  Fortunately our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast weathered the storm unscathed, with the exception of one sorry lilac bush.  But hopefully the damage won’t prevent its remaining branches from producing lovely and fragrant blossoms come springtime!  In the meantime, let’s all get back to enjoying fall – there’s so much more to come!

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