Photos: This is what Thursday’s snow storm looked like, according to readers

"Quarantine snowman — stopping the spread."

"Quarantine snowman — stopping the spread," wrote Natalie Colberts from the snowstorm on Dec. 17. Submitted by Natalie Colberts

There’s something special about waking up to the season’s first big snowstorm. Snowflakes were falling, the wind was howling, somebody somewhere was surely singing a holiday tune or watching “It’s a Wonderful Life,” all cozied up.

But when you did peek outside or, for some others, dive directly into the snow, what did you see? We were curious to know what the view looked like for our readers, so we asked you for snow photos. And boy, did you deliver.

Ahead, see smiling kids, frolicking dogs, an iced coffee just chilling out, and even a joyful Dr. Anthony Fauci doll, amid the heaps and heaps of snow.

“This is a daily Boston.com reader sending snow pics from Southborough, MA. Kids sledding on backyard hill,” wrote Madhura B.

Boston.com reader Daniel O’Brien kept his drink chilled during the snowstorm.

“Eleanor’s (almost) First Snow,” Allie Kelly Fernandes wrote.

“Quarantine snowman — stopping the spread,” wrote Natalie Colberts.

“My nine-year-old son, Oscar Katsumi, playing in the snow yesterday in Newport, RI,” wrote Meg Katsumi, @meggie_kt.

“Winnie the Bernese mountain dog enjoying the snow,” Rachel wrote.

“My baby boy’s first snow in Westford, MA,” Nicole Kemmett wrote.

Alice G. wrote, “Greetings from Somerville!”


John G. submitted his view from Beacon Hill.

Laura Champagne submitted a photo of a little one tasting the fresh snow.

(left) “Papa the Jack Russell in the Snow. More than a foot here without a doubt,” wrote Bryan A. from Rogers Park in Brighton. (right) Nancy H. sent a photo of the snow from Charlestown.

Chris McKeen from Boston wrote, “Navigating Richmond Street in the North End.”

“Greetings from Norwood where we’ve seen a foot and a half of snow (and counting),” Andrew Unsworth wrote. “Luke and Stella enjoying a snow fort they built.”

“This is our 8-month-old puppy, Bree, enjoying the snow in Milton,” Lisa M. wrote.

Wendy of @dr_fauci_ on_the_couchie wrote, “Enjoying making snow angels and visiting with Santa!”

“Peanut,” one reader wrote. 

One reader wrote, “Jumping into the snow day!! Beanie Gully, Bunker Hill, Charlestown, MA.”

“Séamus, our Irish Terrier loving the snow fall in Quincy at Blacks Creek,” one reader wrote.

Thursday snow from @jenn.vansteen.

Karen wrote, “No matter how old he gets, my husband is still like a little boy loving the snow! From the Nasons in Medfah!”


Justin wrote, “A ‘snow bird’ enjoying the fresh powder in Everett.”

“Lucas’s first time in snow. 13 1/2 inches,” wrote Adam Cohron in Melrose.

Nouchine Hadjikhani in Boston wrote, “Early morning on the ‘Salt and Pepper’ bridge — Boston is simply beautiful!”

Parents Morgen and Matt Stanzler were sliding around the Cambridge Library with their son. “Eddie’s first big snowstorm! So far unimpressed, haha.”

“Snow is nature spreading peace and joy,” wrote Laurie Fearing in Chester, VT.

“Hannah Pelletier, age 8, enjoying a break from remote learning,” wrote parent Deb Pelletier in Ashland.

(left) Snow Buddha submitted by a reader; (right) EP of Lynn wrote of Lynn Shore Drive, “Cold winds whipping up the heavy snow and ocean!”

“Over a foot here in Hingham. Kids have been out so many time[s] already enjoying making snowmen while also doing remote school,” wrote one reader.

“This is my 10 [month] old golden retriever, Fenway, enjoying his first real snowstorm in Cambridge,” wrote Megan Rawson.

“Snow much fun!” wrote Henry from Amesbury.

Maria Ferrazoli in Brighton wrote, “We had too much snow!”


A young Bruins fan enjoys the snow.

“Leah trying to navigate the snow covered stairs in Westwood,” wrote one Boston.com reader.

Arun B. wrote, “Walloped!”

“Today’s a good day to cozy up with a warm blanket and a nice Guinness,” wrote Meghan in Charlestown.

“My first snow day ❄️!” wrote Bailey Hunter Murphy in Norwell.

This reader in Plymouth quoted Bob Dylan, “Far past the frozen leaves, the haunted frightened trees, out to the windy beach.”

Gosia submitted this photo from Pleasant Street in Cambridge at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 17.

“It was about 12 [inches] in some areas but 24 inches in other spots in the driveway!” wrote Cassie DeCristofaro of Northbridge. “Glad we bought another shovel so two could work together on the driveway!”

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