New England has been hit with everything Mother Nature can throw at us the past few months… starting with tornado’s in late June, heavy rains and flooding in July, earthquake in August (no damage there), hurricane Irene in August with terrible flash floods, and now a snowstorm on October 29th! We had over a foot of wet snow here in the valley, and powder in the hills up to 30″!!! Lots of damage in the valley, our electric company saying it is the most damage ever in the company’s history. The bulk of the damage was due to the leaves still being on the trees, and the weight of the snow breaking them. Thousands and thousands of people are still without electricity four days later. We were lucky here, just losing power for 20 hours… and grateful to have a wood stove! We did lose our beloved Mulberry tree, and some large limbs of other trees, again grateful nothing on the house or studio!