Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hartford Had a White Christmas!



OK, it was only about half an inch of snow, and it melted away by dinnertime.  But, my motto is that, so long as it is going to be cold in Connecticut, there might as well be some snow.

This is a medley of fine houses on the Hartford side of Prospect Avenue, taken early on Christmas day, before the snow had footprints. Hartford is on the east side of Prospect Avenue and West Hartford is on the west side.







29 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

The rule is as long as there's visible snow it counts! Some fine winter scenes here.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

And with a little snow on Christmas morning, there is not a lot of rush hour accidents and frustration, just an extra incentive to throw another log in the fireplace.

Lowell said...

You were up bright and early - anticipation?

Some lovely homes here. I like the one with the turret. And I like that most of them have rather large wreaths which are probably not all that easy to put up and take down!

Luis Gomez said...

Really beautiful Jack!

Hilda said...

People there seem to know how to decorate tastefully. Love them all.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, Jack!

Ed said...

What a difference 50 mi or so makes. No snow in Niantic on Christmas, just rain. Those homes are beautiful.

SRQ said...

Lovely. I'm in agreement: Why not have snow if you're going to be cold? I trust managment compensated you well for working on the holiday. Hope you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.

Birdman said...

Some fine old homes decked for the season. hohohohoho!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I so have to experience a white Christmas at some point soon Jack, to look out of the window in the morning and see a magical sight like this would be wonderful. We had 37c, nice in its own way, but certainly not 'magical'!!

Cindy said...

Just enough snow, like a dusting of confectioners sugar on a cake. Beautiful and interesting homes! On Cape Cod, we got a lot of rain.

VP said...

Even a little snow is always welcome for Christmas. Love the beautiful houses and the... castle!

Randy said...

These are all beautiful even with a little dusting.

Kate said...

Jack, I thought that you were in Florida, basking in the warm sunshine? Lowell cannot have the house with the turret; I claim it!!

Sharon said...

Such beautiful and grand houses. It makes me think of my home town Quincy Illinois, a place known for it's architecture and stately homes. I especially love the tudor home in the first picture. I am huge fan of tudor.
Looks like a perfect dusting of snow for the big day.

cieldequimper said...

They are all lovely and of course I'm deadly jealous. 55° here would you believe it?

Dianne said...

It all looks prettier with that frosting Jack .....Like icing on a cake.
Our Christmas was spent sipping ice cold drinks as we sat around the pool ..... No white Christmas for us but never-the-less
a beautiful day with all the family together and yes! even Santa found his way down south.

RedPat said...

That bit of snow makes a huge difference - we are still waiting for ours to come. Lovely old homes, Jack!

Ali Crehan said...

How festive all these houses look! Merry Christmas!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah! Just in time for Christmas! But I don't see any sleigh marks. Did Santa forget to deliver to Hartford?

jennyfreckles said...

Such a picturesque scene, very festive.

Leslie D. said...

Wow these looks like a movie set. A house Katherine Hepburn might have lived in

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful homes and beautiful captures as well! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas holiday, Jack!!

Bob Crowe said...

Great architecture collection. I particularly like that Chippendale dormer window encasement in the last picture. Unusual!

Kay said...

Oh, what a pretty Christmas you had! Great shots. It may have melted, but at least you had the effect! I'd say it's more picturesque than rain, rain, and - what's this? - oh, yes, more rain.

JM said...

All houses are beautiful but the top one is just fantastic!

Gunn said...

They are all beautiful buildings/photos, and they are like perfect Christmas cards.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful series, Jack!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Oh, they are beautiful! We so rarely get snow (and I am fine with that!) that these are so striking.

Linda said...

Wonderful set of pictures!