A gentle snow fell throughout the afternoon and evening in Kennebunkport today, and on one of my many trips inside the house after shoveling, I caught a glimpse of the living room fire at our Maine bed and breakfast glowing. So I began to hum,” Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful” song - and I know you are glad that I chose to hum and not sing! Although the storm outside wasn’t exactly frightful, it certainly was beautiful, which means we are sure to wake up to a stunning sunrise with snow crystals reflecting the morning glow. As usual, I have digressed… Anyhow, I suddenly began to realize that Christmas is over and New Year’s is less than two days away. Where did the time go?! It guess I had better get cracking on that menu for our New Year’s Eve celebration and brunch on the first!
This year, we were fortunate to have a slightly white Christmas – graced with a fresh dusting just to brighten scenery. But then a storm on the 27th dumped oodles of snow on our Maine bed and breakfast! A thick layer of snow finally blanketed the earth, but a powerful rain shower just prior to the snowfall meant that plows and shovelers alike struggled with the weight of precipitation. And just today we were graced with another several inches (including quite a few more than predicted) of snow. This time, however, it was the picture-perfect powder that skiers just dream of! And while the total count has yet to be determined, as the snow is still gently falling in Kennebunkport, the town looks like it has donned on its New Year’s finest, with a thick covering gently weighting the tree branches and ablaze with white Christmas lights. Thank you, Mother Nature – it was about time for a good snowstorm!