My neighborhood and the most beautiful snow of the year!

This has been a particularly hard winter in the Philadelphia area, and the Northeast in general.  It’s been bitterly cold, and while it has snowed often, we haven’t had the deep, thick, pretty snows we’ve seen in the past.   Instead, it’s just been uncomfortable…and messy.

Well, today is different.  After raining and weird high temperatures in the low 40’s yesterday, early this morning it began to snow–a really fluffy, thick, pretty snow.  And because everything was wet, the snow is sticking to everything!  This is the time I love winter the most…

The thick white snow is clinging to every available surface.   I love how it outlines every tree branch, making the bleak winter landscape so magical!

The thick white snow is clinging to every available surface in my side yard.
I love how it outlines every tree branch, making the bleak winter landscape so magical!

I’m so grateful to live in a beautiful neighborhood and I do admire it year-round, but on days like today, this place is transformed into a wintery picture postcard.  So, of course, I got out my camera and took a short walk around the block to capture some of the magic.

My across the street neighbor's house is so picturesque in an elegant, white-on-white kind of way.

My across the street neighbor’s house is so picturesque in an elegant, white-on-white kind of way.

This beautiful red brick colonial stands out in its white surroundings.

This beautiful red brick colonial stands out in its white surroundings.

The small end of a very big house on my street.  The symmetry is so elegant, and the high contrast of its navy blue shutters on the white stucco is classic!

The small end of a very big house on my street. The symmetry is so elegant, and the high contrast of its navy blue shutters on the white stucco is classic!

Here's another view of the white stucco house from around the corner.   One of my favorite things about my neighborhood is the tall trees.  They frame everything out beautifully! The neighbor's black iron gate and lamp-post is also pretty in the snow.

Here’s another view of the white stucco house from around the corner.
One of my favorite things about my neighborhood is the tall trees. They frame everything out beautifully!
The neighbor’s black iron gate and lamp-post are also pretty in the snow.

This pale pink Mediterranean house is lovely against the white snow.  This pastel color is so pretty!

A pale pink house with black shutters looks amazing against the white snow. This pastel color is so different and pretty!

I like the bright pop of the turquoise shutters on this lovely stone home.

I like the bright pop of the turquoise shutters on this large stone home.

There are many beautiful Tudor-style homes in my neighborhood.  This one has a nice, updated exterior color scheme and just looks like a fairytale cottage in the snow.

There are many beautiful Tudor-style homes in my neighborhood. This one has a nice, updated exterior color scheme and today it looks just like a fairytale cottage.

The dormer windows on this pretty Colonial Revival stone & stucco house recess into the roof.  I really love that feature!

The dormer windows on this pretty Colonial Revival stone & stucco house recess into the roof. I really love that feature!

Just look at how the thick snow is clinging to the branches on that Dogwood tree in the foreground! This gorgeous stone home belongs to a dear friend and client of mine.

Just look at how the thick snow is clinging to the branches on that Dogwood tree in the foreground!
This gorgeous stone home belongs to a dear friend and client of mine.

This large stone home has many Tudor details, painted dark, almost black.  I really like the high contrast here...especially with their red door and all that white snow.

Here’s a large stone home with many Tudor details which are painted dark, almost black. I really like the high contrast here…especially with their red door and all that white snow.

I've always been in love with this home at the end of my block.  That butter color, combined with the bright green shutters is so fresh and cottagey!  Even though this house is quite large, it has a cozy Hansel & Gretl feel.

I’ve always been in love with this home at the end of my block. That butterey yellow color, combined with the bright green shutters is so fresh and cottagey! Even though this house is quite large, it has a cozy Hansel & Gretel feel.

I admire the symmetrical qualities of this pretty tan stucco home.  The two large eaves really draw your eye right down to the charming arched front door.

I admire the symmetrical qualities of this pretty tan stucco home. The two large eaves really draw your eye right down to the charming arched front door.

 

This soft grey stucco home is so elegant and understated.  There's just something about that dove grey that is so soothing.

This soft grey stucco home is so elegant and understated. There’s just something about that dove grey that is so soothing.

 

Another gorgeous stone house, this time with rusty red shutters and matching benches on the front porch.

Another gorgeous stone house, this time with rusty red shutters and matching benches on the front porch.

My walk around the block brings me full circle, back to my own little cottage.  My bright yellow front door is a beacon in the winter-time.

My walk around the block brings me full circle, back to my own little cottage.
My bright yellow front door is a beacon in the winter-time.

The birds have their own little cottage to keep them warm on this snowy day.

The birds have their own little cottage to keep them warm on this snowy day.

Thanks for joining me on my little snow-day walk in the first week of March.  I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the beautiful houses in my wintery neighborhood and I hope you did as well.  Although I have to admit, I will definitely be thrilled when spring finally arrives.  I’m ready, how about you?

Until next time, please tell all your friends about Kristine Robinson’s Interiors…I need all the friends I can get!

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